Snaps’ genus name Antirrhinums is derived from the Greek word “antirrhinon” which means “nose-like.” The Greeks also called it “kynokephelon” which means “dog-headed.”
These blooms have been around for quite a while, before the day of the Roman Empire, to be specific. With that, they’ve become a solidified part of human mythology.
Symbolism: Snaps are both a symbol of deception and grace – they have been used as a charm against falsehood throughout mythology. Snaps also symbolize grace, which we know, but grace specifically while under pressure or having inner strength in difficulty.
Meanings: Snapdragon has many meanings depending on its color. Here are just a few different colors and what their snapdragon color meaning is:
Yellow snaps mean smiles, happiness, and overall good luck.
Red snaps symbolize love, passion, and the gift of positive energy.
White snaps symbolize purity, grace, innocence, and good magic.
Purple snaps represent spirituality and magical mysteries.