Angelonia is a genus of about 30 species which occur from Mexico to Argentina and is classified in the Plantaginaceae. They are herbaceous plants occurring mainly in arid and semi-arid habitats.
Most Angelonia species can be found in Northeastern Brazil in the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest namely Caatinga. Angelonia gives the appearance of being a delicate, finicky plant, but growing Angelonia is actually quite easy. The plants are called summer snapdragons because they produce a profusion of flowers that resemble small snapdragons all summer, and in warm climates the flowering continues into fall. Angelonia has no known toxicity to pets or people but is not meant to be eaten. Plant toxicity is dose-dependent, and consuming large amounts may cause side effects.