Linaria was believed to be a Snapdragon relative, but was recently moved to the Plantain family after genetic research was done on it. Three Birds Flying grows taller than most Linarias, and the flowers are quite big. Its main blooming season is spring and summer, although it flowers well into fall here in San Francisco. The inflated, 1½" blooms appear in whorls along foot-tall spires. The color is bright pink with a hint of lavender or purple, and the throat is tipped in yellow. They have an interesting shape no matter what angle you view them from! The species name, triornithophora, is Latin for "bearing three birds", although the whorls can sometimes have 4 flowers. So the plant really should be named "Three or Sometimes Four Birds Flying" http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/22...
Linaria triornithophora is a rare, unusual perennial from Portugal and Spain that always attracts comments. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall, putting out lots of exotic, pink & yellow blooms for much of the year. This is a delightful novelty that deserves to become very popular with gardeners - especially since it's easy to grow!
spotted in river cávado félinhos beach,i was saving it for 1000 one,but i'am going to let that one suspended :) i would love that this was a wild orchid,but something tell me that is not the case,lets se if someone id it :)