Greek anti — opposite, rhis — snout, referring to the shape of the corolla.
Densely branched annuals, perennials and subshrubs. Leaves ovate to linear-lanceolate, rarely lobed, alternate though often opposite at the base of the main stem. Flowers solitary and axillary or in terminal clusters, tubular, 2-lipped and with the throat closed and base often swollen on the lower surface, upper lobes erect. Fruit a 2-chambered capsule.
Grown for the colourful, 'mouthed' flowers.
Seed and softwood cuttings.
2-lipped, closed flowers that open when squeezed at the sides.
42 species from W North America and W Europe.
Rothmaler (1956), Sutton (1988), Thompson (1988).
Source: (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.