Top Ten in Backyard Macro and Closeup Group Challenge, Snowflake or Snowdrop Flowers, 22nd December 2013
Featured in Wild Flowers of the World Group 17th February 2013
The Snowdrop (Galanthus) is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. Mostly in Devon (UK) they flower in January and February – usually the first flowers to herald spring. It is native in much of Europe. Although it is often thought of as a British native wild flower, or to have been brought to the British Isles by the Romans, it was probably introduced around the early sixteenth century and is currently not a protected species in the UK. I have a large bankful in my garden but this photo was taken in a nearby lane in South Devon (UK).
Camera used: Nikon Coolpix 3200