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Sairocarpus elmeri

Sairocarpus elmeri (Rothm.) D.A. Sutton

Elmer's Snapdragon, Wiry Snapdragon

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Synonym(s): Antirrhinum elmeri

USDA Symbol: SAEL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Gravelly slopes, disturbed sites, often on serpentine.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sairocarpus elmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sairocarpus elmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sairocarpus elmeri


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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