antirrhinum majus

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Flowers that open and close their “mouth” when squeezed. Yellow, pink, purple, white or red flowers on top of tall spikes. Some are pink or purple with yellow “lips”. Spirally-arranged lance-shaped leaves. Bland tasting but edible. Contains anthocyanin which can easily convert to flavonoids that help endometriosis. Also used to increase sexual desire and calm nervous tension in women during menstruation. Muscle relaxer. Aids liver in carbohydrate metabolism, which improves energy levels.
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The cloning of the CYCLOIDEA (CYC) gene in Antirrhinum majus (Asteridae) has focused the discussion on the evolution of zygomorphic flowers (Luo et al.