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Phytopathogenic fungi, Snapdragon
The cultivated snapdragon ( Antirrhinum majus 3 .) is a perennial or biennial under culture, it is a member of the family Scrophulariaceae. The plant was introduced here from Europe. As an escape from gardens, it is rare in New England. The snapdragon has been a popular garden flower for two hundred years, but it is only within the last ten years that it has been grown to any extent as a greenhouse crop. There has been an increasing demand for it as a cut flower, and consequently an increasing amount of glass has been devoted to its culture. As a florist's crop, the snapdragon may be classed as about equal in importance to mignonette, schizanthus, stocks, pansies, and primulas (Nehrling, 1914), varying, of course, in different localities.