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The Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is a perennial, herbaceous, bulbous, flowering plant in the Amaryllidaceae family of amaryllis.

It is common in European gardens and woodlands.

It grows to 7-15 centimetres (3-6 inches) tall. 

The Common Snowdrop has green leaves with a flowering stalk. 

It has a solitary, pendulous, bell-shaped white flower. It has six tepals (segments), with the outer three segments larger than the inner segments. The inner segments have a greenish-yellow V-shaped or U-shaped marking at the tip of the tepal.

It is one of the first bulbs to bloom in spring. It blooms between January and April in the Northern Hemisphere.  

Photographed in the Palace of Versailles garden, France, February 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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