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Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) Other common names: Common Snowdrops, Milky Snowdrops

French names: Perce-neige

Family: Lily Family (Liliaceae)

Flowers: Spring, Winter;  White

Height: Up to 10 cm (4 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Notes: A garden plant that is sometiems found in ditches and roadsides, or nearby gardens.

Photographs: 58 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) flower

Snowdrops are a pertty white flower that blooms shortly after the snow leaves the ground.

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) flowers

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) flowers

Sometimes a nice dense group of Snowdrops grows together in a clump.

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) leaves

You'll usually find them in lawns, but sometimes Snowdrops escapes and grows in the wild.

Range map for Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)