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Snowdrops Large


Scientific Name     

Leucojum aestivum    L.

Family Name

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family) 

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

disturbed areas, moist areas

Plant Height: 

40 cm or more, erect stem

Flower Color: 

white tinged with green at edges

Flower: 

perfect; complete; 3 sepals; 3 petals; both tinged with green at edges

Inflorescence: 

single flower at end of long pedicle, in terminal clusters

Fruit: 

berry

Leaves: 

linear, entire; basal

Bloom Time: 

March-April

Origins: 

non-native, escaped cultivation

Other: 

also know as large snowdrops; similar to Galanthus nivalis, except this species is much taller with larger flowers