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Snowdrops


Scientific Name     

Galanthus nivalis    L.

Family Name

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family) 

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

moist areas, most woodlands

Plant Height: 

15-20 cm, erect stem

Flower Color: 

white

Flower: 

complete; perfect; 3 prominent sepals and 3 petals tinged with green; 6 stamens; 6 pistils fused with 3 carpels

Inflorescence: 

single, drooping flower at end of long pedicle

Fruit: 

berry with 3 carpels

Leaves: 

linear, generally 2 or 3 per bulb

Bloom Time: 

February-March

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

originally found in Europe and Western Asia, his plant has escaped cultivation; entire plant is poisonous due to alkaloids present, can cause nausea; similar to Leucojum aestivum