Misopates orontium

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Weasel's snout
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Misopates
Species: M. orontium
Binomial name
Misopates orontium
(L.) Raf.

Antirrhinum orontium

Misopates orontium is a herbaceous annual plant of the family Plantaginaceae. It is a native of disturbed ground in Europe. It is also naturalised as a weed in other parts of the world such as North America. The pink flowers resemble a miniature Snapdragon and are followed by a hairy green fruit which is said to resemble a weasel's snout.

Common names include linearleaf snapdragon,[1] weasel's snout, lesser snapdragon or calf's snout.


Alternatively considered as the type species of section Orontium, genus Antirrhinum.


  1. ^ "Misopates orontium". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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