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Snowdrops : Galanthus nivalis

Plant : Snowdrops are hardy little plants and are one of the first in the year to burst into life, even before winter is over.  The plant grows in small clumps, up to 25 cm high. It has slender green leaves and drooping white flowers.  It is a bulbous perennial herb belonging to the alliaceae family.  Its preferred habitat includes damp woodland and hedgerow banks, often forming large carpets of forage, providing a good source of winter pollen for honey bees.

Flower : It flowers in February and March.  Individual flowers are up to 4 cm across. They have 3 longer white sepals and 3 shorter petals.  The petals are white with green markings on inside and on the outside.  It has six stamen.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Galanthus nivalis pollen.

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