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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Asarina
Species: A. procumbens
Binomial name
Asarina procumbens
  • Antirrhinum asarifolium Salisb.
  • Antirrhinum asarina L.
  • Antirrhinum asarinum Lam.
  • Antirrhinum quinquelobatum St.-Lag.
  • Asarina cordifolia Moench
  • Asarina lobelii Quer

Asarina is a flowering plant genus of only one species, Asarina procumbens,[2] the trailing snapdragon,[3] which is native to southern Europe. Originally placed in the Scrophulariaceae (figwort family), the genus has more recently been moved to the Plantaginaceae (plantain family).[4] Species from North America formerly placed in the genus Asarina are now placed in Holmgrenanthe, Lophospermum, Mabrya and Maurandya,[5] as well as Neogaerrhinum. Asarina is now regarded as exclusively an Old World genus.[6][7]


  • Asarina procumbens Mill.

At one time placed in Asarina:[5]


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  8. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Asarina filipes", Integrated Taxonomic Information System, retrieved 2014-08-13 
  9. ^ "Maurandya flaviflora I.M. Johnst.",, Missouri Botanical Garden, retrieved 2014-08-13 
  10. ^ "Holmgrenanthe petrophila (Coville & C.V.Morton) Elisens",, Missouri Botanical Garden, retrieved 2014-07-20 
  11. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Asarina stricta", Integrated Taxonomic Information System, retrieved 2014-08-13 
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