CHAENORHINUM origanifolium
(CHAENORHINUM glareosum)

Dwarf Snapdragon



Height: 6" (15cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Mauve

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Scrophulariales (Figwort Order)
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
(under the APGIII system, this plant is now in the
Plantaginaceae Family)
Genus: Chaenorhinum
Species: origanifolium (with leaves like Oreganum)
Chaenorhinum origanifolium

Chaenorhinum origanifolium is a plant which has recently grown in popularity. It is a short (6"), spreading plant suitable for a rockery or scree, with tiny rounded dark green leaves which are purple underneath. Throughout spring and summer, it produces small spires of tiny mauve or purple flowers with yellow throats.

Its common name of Dwarf Snapdragon is misleading, as it has no pouch or mouth.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(9 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a tiny ball.

Seed The seeds are tiny black balls. There are many seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling is tiny, with heart-shaped leaves.

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