This is a group of small flowering bulbs that are native all over Europe. Galanthus comes from the Greek gala (milk) and anthos (flower). The species name "nivalis" means "of the snow" in Greek.



Galanthus x alleni  
G. nivalis Common Snowdrop
G. elwesii Giant Snowdrop
  Leucojum Galanthus
Flower stalk hollow solid
Number of leaves numerous 2-3
Number of flowers 2-5 1
Flower segments 2 equal groups 2 unequal groups



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