Flower in garden

Flower in garden

Hello! Newbie here.

I recently moved to a new house with a little patio and don’t know the name of this flower, do anyone here could help me?

I live in the central-south region in Chile and was autum by the time I took the pic if that helps.

Newbie Asked on April 15, 2019 in Flowers.
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    Hello MariaElena! I think this is Antirrhinum (Antirrhinum majus), commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons.

    It is called like that because flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when squeezed.

    The word “antirrhinum” is derived from the Greek ἀντίρρινον antirrhinon “calf’s snout, Antirrhinum Orontium” which in turn is derived from ἀντί anti “against, like”, and ῥίς rhis “nose” thus, possibly “noselike”, possibly referring to the noselike capsule in its mature state. 🙂

    Vice Professor Answered on April 23, 2019.
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