Here we have a passel of Snapdragons, one of the quintessential summer plants. If you pinch the side of its flower, it opens up like a set of lips that can snap your pinky.

In Holland, they call the plant “Lion’s Lips”; in Asia, it’s “Rabbit’s Lips.” In times gone by, many people believed that Snapdragons protected against witchcraft – and, of course, when they were planted around the house, no witch visited. (Blue Hill, Maine, at Mainescape)