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Spring snowflake – Leucojum vernum – Photographed in the gardens of Winterthur Museum in Delaware

pring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) is a bulbous plant belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.

The snowflakes are native to central and southern Europe, from the Pyrenées to Romania and western Russia, but they have been introduced and have naturalized in many other areas, including the east coast of North America. They have narrow, strap-like, dark green leaves. The flowers are small and bell-shaped, white with a green (or occasionally yellow) spot at the end of each tepal. They have a slight fragrance.

Leucojum vernum (Spring snowflake) normally grows 15-20 cm tall (6-8 in), though it may reach up to 35 cm (14 in). It flowers one or two weeks later than the snowdrops, i.e., from mid-February to March, as soon as the snow melts in its wild habitat.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…love the contrasting colors

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 3 years ago

    congrats on your challenge win!!!! you had my vote!
    best,
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    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 3 years ago


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    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are a TOP TEN Winner of the Flowering Bulbs – The Color White challenge in the Flowering Bulbs group (click banner to go to challenge)

  • Thank you for the banner, and for hosting this challenge

    – cclaude

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Very lovely image!!

  • Glad you like it, Thank you for stopping by

    – cclaude

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Great Work .!!

  • Thank you for stopping by.

    – cclaude

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature. Truly appreciated.!

    – cclaude

  • PB-SecretGarden
    PB-SecretGardenabout 2 years ago

    lovely !!!

  • Thank you for stopping by.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Very beautiful

  • Glad you like this. Thank you.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    26/01/2013

  • Thank you for the feature. Truly appreciated.

    – cclaude

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