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Roving Sailor, Snapdragon vine
Scientific Name: Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Rothm.
Synonym: Maurandya antirrhiniflora, Antirrhinum maurandioides, Asarina antirrhiniflora
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, northern Mexico, on stony slopes, at 1500 to 6000 feet elevation (450-1800 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous or semi-evergreen herbaceous twining vine; alternate, triangular ivy-shaped leaves, 0.5 to 1 inch long (12-25 mm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

The genus is named after Catalina Pancratia Maurandy, an 18th-century botanist from Cartagena, Spain.

Blooming Habits:
The Snapdragon vine bears showy solitary snapdragonlike, violet to purple, or rose-red flowers, 0.6 to 0.8 inch long (1.5-2 cm), with a white or yellow throat, in March to September.

Fruiting Habits:

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