The common snapdragon is a beautiful flower that grows wild in the Texas hill country. It is not native to the Texas area, instead originating in North Africa and the Mediterranean. But it does well in the cooler months in Texas, withstanding the cooler and even freezing temperatures very well. The flowers bloom off of a long stem and open up into a tubular shape. They come in many different colors, but at Wild Basin you will most likely see them in the purple shades shown above. Their open petals allow bees and other pollinating insects to easily reach the pollen. To grow, snapdragons need healthy soil that is rich in organic matter, and they do not do well in the direct sun. That makes the shady, well-canopied area of the Wild Basin trails an ideal place for the snapdragon to bloom. Look for them on the trials!