Maurandella antirrhiniflora – Roving Sailor
Scientific Name: Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Synonyms: Antirrhinum maurandioides, Asarina antirrhiniflora, Maurandya antirrhiniflora
Common Names: Roving Sailor, Violet Twining Snapdragon, Climbing Snapdragon, Snapdragon Vine
Growth Habit: Vine, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland, Riparian. This attractive plant is typically found growing under trees or shrubs in desert washes or twining through other plants in upland areas.
Flower Color: Violet to lavender, Magenta to dusky pink
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall (early)
Height: Twining to 8 feet (2.4 m) tall
Description: The flowers are 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and snapdragon-like with 2 paired lobes on the upper lip and 3 lobes on the lower lip. The flowers are followed by spherical seed capsules that are cupped by 5 sepals in the shape of a star. The leaves are dark green, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, and triangular in shape. The stems are slender, green, and twining.
Hummingbird Flower – The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Genus: Maurandella (A. Gray) Rothm. – maurandella
Species: Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Rothm. – roving sailor
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