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Summer Snowflake in my Pennsylvania garden

Although it blooms several weeks after spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum), summer snowflake (Leucojum Aestivum) blooms in mid-spring (late April), not in summer. It usually goes dormant by summer. Dark grassy green leaves to 12” long and 1” wide form an upright, vase-shaped clump of foliage. Typically 2-5 (less frequently to 8) white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers appear at the top of naked hollow flower scapes (to 12-15” tall) in spring. Each flower has three similar looking sepals and petals (tepals) that are spotted at the tip with green.

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  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 1 year ago

    This is exceptionally lovely – graceful lines and marvelous composition! Congratulations on earning a TOP 10 place in the Elegant in White challenge – FAVE:>)

  • These little beauties bloom for so long in the garden, I get a chance to go back over and over again… until I get it right. Many thanks, as usual

    – cclaude

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN
    of our “Elegant In White” challenge!!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    White Challenge

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp10 months ago

    Very nice work

  • Thank You!

    – cclaude

  • Yukondick
    Yukondick10 months ago

    Great dramatic effect combined with good composition

  • Thank you for your kind comment, and for the feature. Much appreciated.

    – cclaude

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