Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange
common dwarf snapdragon
Scrophulariaceae (Butterfly-bush family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Bryan Kelly-McArthur     (Photo ID #71478)


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Distribution of Chaenorhinum minus
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Species Information

Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, 5-30 cm tall, slender, usually branched, glandular-hairy.
Alternate or some of the lower leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate to oblong, 10-25 mm long, entire, blunt-tipped, narrowed to a short stalk-like base, glandular-hairy.
Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, lopsided, about 5 mm long, opening by 2 large pores at the tip, hairy; seeds egg-shaped, longitudinally ridged.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Mesic to dry roadsides, railway grades and waste places; rare in S BC, also known from Mt. Robson Provincial Park; introduced from Eurasia.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia