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  • Snapdragons originated in the Mediterranean region and southern Europe, and have spread throughout the world. They were brought to America when colonists began to populate the states and planted them in gardens in almost every state. Snapdragons are easy to grow and were given the title of flower of the year in 1994 by the US National Garden Bureau.

The Romans and Greeks thought snapdragons had the power to protect them from witchcraft. Descorides, the Greek physician wrote that protection would be given to the person that wore snapdragons around their neck. In the medieval period, snapdragons were thought to be the guardians of European castles and were planted near the gates. Women boiled snapdragons and applied the resulting infusion to their faces to keep them beautiful and restore youth.

Early German society thought a bunch of snapdragons hung near a baby would keep the baby from being afraid of evil spirits. In Russia, snapdragons were believed to boost the body’s energy and oil was made from the seeds and used like butter.

#flowers #Snapdragon #dogflower #beauty #nature #love #nightphotography #natgeotravel #natgeourshot
  • Snapdragons originated in the Mediterranean region and southern Europe, and have spread throughout the world. They were brought to America when colonists began to populate the states and planted them in gardens in almost every state. Snapdragons are easy to grow and were given the title of flower of the year in 1994 by the US National Garden Bureau.

    The Romans and Greeks thought snapdragons had the power to protect them from witchcraft. Descorides, the Greek physician wrote that protection would be given to the person that wore snapdragons around their neck. In the medieval period, snapdragons were thought to be the guardians of European castles and were planted near the gates. Women boiled snapdragons and applied the resulting infusion to their faces to keep them beautiful and restore youth.

    Early German society thought a bunch of snapdragons hung near a baby would keep the baby from being afraid of evil spirits. In Russia, snapdragons were believed to boost the body’s energy and oil was made from the seeds and used like butter.

    #flowers #Snapdragon #dogflower #beauty #nature #love #nightphotography #natgeotravel #natgeourshot
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