Maurandella antirrhiniflora, Climbing Snapdragon
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
Synonyms: (Antirrhinum maurandioides, Asarina antirrhiniflora, Maurandya antirrhiniflora)
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.
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.