Leucojum Aestivum, Summer Snowflake



Common name:
Summer snowflake
Scientific name:
Leucojum aestivum
Main flower color:
Range:
Possibly native in Dorset and Somerset, otherwise scattered across the UK as a garden escape
Height:
Up to 60 cm
Habitat:
Moist woodland, wet meadows, riverbanks
Flowers:
Flowers are pendent when mature, up to 20 mm long; cup-shaped, formed of six overlapping, equally-sized tepals, white with a green (less often yellow) spot near the tip. They form in small clusters, of between three and seven, attached at the base within a green spathe which is undivided at the tip
Leaves:
Narrow, strap-shaped, up to 50 cm long and 1.5 cm wide
Season:
March to May
Rarity:
★★★★★