Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3624

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: southern & central Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
White inner tepals with a green spot at apex
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galanthus nivalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Snowdrop


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image of Galanthus nivalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_galanthus_nivalis_21

February        

Inner flower segments have green tips; outer segments are pure white, per The Southern Living Garden Book.

image of Galanthus nivalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_galanthus_nivalis_9

February        

Closely related to Leucojum (snowflake) and often confused with it, per The Southern Living Garden Book.