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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Galanthus nivalis
 
 
Author:   Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Family:  Amaryllidáceae
Origin:  West-, Central-, and South Europe
Soil:  Peat/Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  1,5 centimetres
Height:  12 centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Vintergæk, Snowdrop
Synonyms:  -

Wild ones.
   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in West-, Central-, and South Europe, growing in the forests in drained peat. Lots of water and little sun. The white flowers starts in late January, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and bulbs.

The genera name means 'milk-flower'. The species name means 'snowy white'.

 


The fruit.