Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Snowflake flowers-Leucojum vernum

Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) is a bulbous plant native to southern Europe. Romania, my home country is one of its native places.

Leucojum comes from Greek, meaning "white violet", though they look nothing like violets.

Spring Snowflake is blooming short after snowdrops, as soon as the snow melts in its wild habitat.
In March they are blooming in many gardens as well.
Spring Snowflake flowers are bell shaped, having a green spot at the end of each tepal.
The flowers are slightly fragrant, just like some varieties of snowdrops.

This delicate flower is poisonous if ingested, all parts of it.

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