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Sairocarpus multiflorus (Multi-flowered snapdragon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Sairocarpus multiflorus

Sairocarpus multiflorus (Pennell) D.A. Sutton

Multi-flowered Snapdragon, Sierra Snapdragon

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Antirrhinum multiflorum

USDA Symbol: SAMU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, very well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Sow seed. Germination may be poor.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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