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see amaryllisamaryllis
, common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike flowers borne on separate, leafless stalks.
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snowdrop

symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177; Kunz, 326]
See: Hope

snowdrop

any of several amaryllidaceous plants of the Eurasian genus Galanthus, esp G. nivalis, having drooping white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early spring
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This species has become one of the most popular in British gardens and has crossed with the common snowdrop to produce hybrids.
The common snowdrop, galanthus, colchicum, hyacinths and ornithogalum all have toxins concentrated in bulbs, that extracted from another, sea squill, is used to make rat poison.
We think of the common snowdrop, galanthus nivalis, as a wild flower, although it was probably introduced from mainland Europe many centuries ago.
nivalis, the common snowdrop, has narrow, green leaves and dainty white and green fragrant flowers.
Galanthus nivalis, the common snowdrop, is one of around 19 species and of course there are hundreds of cultivars that have been developed over the years.
These are all Galanthus nivalis, the common snowdrop, but we also have a few double flowered snowdrops in other parts of the garden.
If you want giant snowdrops, go for G Atkinsii, which grows up to 20cm (8in), twice as high as the common snowdrop, G nivalis.