A bunch of Glory of the Snow in my Pennsylvania garden

Chionodoxa, known as glory-of-the-snow, is a small genus of bulbous perennial flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae.The genus is endemic to the eastern Mediterranean, specifically Crete, Cyprus and Turkey. The blue, white or pink flowers appear early in the year making them valuable garden ornamentals. The common name of the genus is based on the habit of flowering in high alpine zones when the snow melts in spring

Chionodoxa is distinguished from the closely related genus Scilla by two features: the tepals are joined at their bases to form a tube rather than being free; and the stamens have flattened stalks (filaments), which look almost like a cup in the centre of the flower.These differences are not considered by some botanists as sufficient to create a separate genus, and Chionodoxa species are often included in Scilla.


scilla, squill, garden, blue, flowers, spring

Amateur photographer and publisher of websites on my hometown , Normandy and of a photoblog on the Normandy Coast .

View Full Profile


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp6 months ago

    Very nice work

  • Thank you!

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder5 months ago


  • Thank you.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
  • Thank you for the feature. BTW, I had to change the description, after a walk in the woods where I found both Squill and Glory of the Snow. This is Glory of the Snow.

    – cclaude

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait