1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume III

Antirrhinum Purpureum

Purple Toad-Flax
Class and Order
Didynamia Angiospermia
Generic Character
Calyx 5-phyllus. Corollæ basis deorsum prominens, nectarifera. Capsula 2-locularis.
Specific Character and Synonyms
ANTIRRHINUM purpureum foliis quaternis linearibus, caule erecto spicato. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 555
LINARIA purpurea major odorata. Bauh. Pin. 213
LINARIA altera purpurea. Dod. Pempt. 183.

Though not so beautiful as many of the genus, this species is a common inhabitant of the flower-garden, in which it continues to blossom, during most of the summer.

It is a native of Italy, and delights in a dry soil and situation; it will even flourish on walls, and hence will serve very well to decorate the more elevated parts of rock-work.

99Antirrhinum Purpureum
Antirrhinum Purpureum
Purple Toad-Flax

Other species of the Antirrhinum genus