Sairocarpus multiflorus (Pennell) D.A. Sutton
Multi-flowered Snapdragon, Sierra Snapdragon
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Antirrhinum multiflorum
USDA Symbol: SAMU2
This is a stout, widely-branched, short-lived perennial, growing 2-4 ft. tall. Lance-shaped leaves are reduced upward to leafy bracts subtending a 2-20 in. inflorescence of red and white to pinkish-yellow, two-lipped flowers.
Sierra snapdragon attracts hummingbirds.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Native Distribution: Coast Ranges & Sierran foothills from San Bernadino to Santa Clara Cos.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes below 4000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, very well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Sow seed. Germination may be poor.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sairocarpus multiflorus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sairocarpus multiflorus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sairocarpus multiflorus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff