Authorities say that the snapdragon comes from Europe, North American and Africa. Others add the Mediterranean area.
They come in a wide variety of colors and are either of the short or the tall variety. For the tall ones one may need to stake them as we do with other tall flowers.
Snapdragon leaves and flowers have been made into preparations to reduce fever and inflammation.
Treat burns, we were once told, with a poultice made with these parts. Just place it on the body to treat infections and hemorrhoids.
Butterflies and bees are attracted to snapdragons. Butterflies add additional color to one's garden.
A snapdragon figured in one of J. K. Rowling's works. Young James Potter picked a snapdragon to give to Lily Evans. How sweet. He had also planned to wreak havoc in Hogwarts with a barking snapdragon. Mention this to a young person and he/she will think you are "with it." Ask if James actually gave the snapdragon to Lily.