Antirrhinum TriphyllumThree-Leaved Toad-Flax
- Class and Order
- Didynamia Angiospermia
- Generic Character
- Cal. 5-phyllus. Cor. basis deorsum prominens nectarifera. Caps. 2-locularis.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- ANTIRRHINUM triphyllum foliis ternis ovatis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. p. 555. Ait. Kew.
- LINARIA triphylla minor lutea. Bauh. Pin. 212.
- LINARIA triphylla cœrulea. Bauh. Pin. 212.
- LINARIA hispanica. Clus. Hist. 1. p. 320.
- LINARIA valentina. Tode Flaxe of Valentia. Park. Par. p. 268.
The Antirrhinum triphyllum, so called from the leaves growing by threes on the stalk (a character, by the bye, not very constant) was cultivated by Parkinson, and described by him in his Parad. terr. He appears to have been a stranger to the particoloured variety now so generally cultivated as an ornamental annual in our gardens; in its wild state the flowers of this Antirrhinum are of a yellow hue, with little or no purple in them, such indeed are frequently produced from seeds sown in our gardens.
It is a hardy annual, a native of Spain and Sicily, a plant of ready growth, requiring the common treatment of annuals sown in the Spring, and much disposed indeed to come up spontaneously where it has once grown; in sowing its seeds, care should be taken to preserve the produce of such flowers as have the most purple in them.