Snowdrop

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Snowdrop
Galanthus nivalis.jpg
Galanthus nivalis
common snowdrop
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Tribe: Galantheae
Genus: Galanthus
L.
Type species
Galanthus nivalis
Synonyms
  • Erangelia Reneaulme ex L.
  • Acrocorion Adans.
  • Chianthemum Siegert ex Kuntze

The snowdrop is Galanthus, a genus of small herbaceous plants. There are about 20 species in this genus. They have two swordlike leaves and a small white bell-like drooping flower.

Galanthus nivalis: Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 1885