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Galanthus Nivalis

Botanical Name:

Galanthus nivalis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Bulbs, Perennials, Herb/Forb, Bulb, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial, Bulb

Flower

An early bloomer. A solitary, pendulous, bell-shaped white flower, held on a slender pedicel. 6-parted, white but with inner segments that have a terminal green mark. One solitary, campanulate, nodding, faintly scented, pedicel short and slender. Six perianth segments. Three outer segments are white, oblong, entire, obtuse, 1.5-2 cm. Three inner segments are white with apical green mark, emarginate, cuneate, elliptic, shorter than outer 3 sepals. Flower scape terminated by large, green bract.

Fruit

The fruit is a more or less spherical capsule, 1/2 inch in diameter. The pale brown seeds are about 0.1 inch long.

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Attracts

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Galanthus - Snowdrops

Genus

Galanthus

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