Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

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Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Maurandella antirrhiniflora, Climbing Snapdragon

Climbing Snapdragon has showy flowers ranging from reddish, violet, rose-red and rose-purple. The inflorescence is a rather long pedicel from the leaf axils. Maurandella antirrhiniflora Climbing Snapdragon has dull green leaves shaped like triangles (hastate or sagittate). The leaf margins are smooth. Maurandella antirrhiniflora Climbing Snapdragon is a native perennial vine with showy flowers often in clusters of 4 or more. Maurandella antirrhiniflora Climbing Snapdragon is a small vine growing up to 3 feet long/wide among rocks and adjacent plants. Maurandella

Scientific Name: Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Common Name: Climbing Snapdragon
Also Called: Blue Snapdragon Vine, Little Snapdragon Vine, Roving Sailor, Snapdragon Vine
Family: Scrophulariaceae, Figwort or Snapdragon Family - Moving to Plantaginaceae
Synonyms: (Antirrhinum maurandioides, Asarina antirrhiniflora, Maurandya antirrhiniflora)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size: Up to 3 feet in length or so.
Growth Form: Forb/herb, vine; plants glabrous; delicate.
Leaves: Green; leaf shape hastate to sagittate, leaves lobes, margins entire.
Flower Color: Reddish, violet, blue, rose-red, rose-purple; inflorescence a long slender pedicel, from leaf axils.
Flowering Season: April to October; April to May in California; and March to October in Texas.
Elevation: 1,500 to 6,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Desert flats, stoney slopes, washes, often growing among other shrubs or trees.
Recorded Range: Maurandella is found in all of the southwestern United States and in Florida and Maryland; AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT.

North America & US County Distribution Map for Maurandella antirrhiniflora.

U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.

Genus Information: In North America there is 1 species and 1 accepted taxa overall for Maurandella. World wide, The Plant List includes 0 accepted species names.

In the Southwestern United States, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah there is 1 species of Maurandella. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.

Comments: Members of the Snapdragon family are host species for the caterpillar larvae of the Common Buckeye Butterfly, Junonia coenia.

Date Profile Completed: 08/16/2016
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search - (accessed 08/15/2016)
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, California, Maurandya antirrhiniflora.
The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; (accessed 08/15/2016).
Native Plant Information Network, NPIN (2013). Published on the Internet [accessed: 08/15/2016]. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas, Austin, TX.
1993, The Jepson Manual, Citation: (accessed 08/15/2016), as MAaurandya antirrhiniflora subsp. antirrhiniflora,7383,0,7384
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names, recorded geographic locations and general information 08/15/2016).
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA); (accessed 08/14/2016).