snowdrop

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snowdrop:

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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Galanthus nivalis occurs over vast areas of Europe right through to the Ukraine and has become naturalised not only in Britain but also in Scandinavia, Holland and even regions of the United States.
Keywords: Polygonatum cyrtonema lectin (PCL) Galanthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA)-related lectin Ophiopogon japonicus lectin (OJL) Sugar-binding motif Apoptosis Caspase
We are offering the classic single-flowered Galanthus nivalis, which will give you simple good looks and a sweet scent of honey.
GALANTHUS NIVALIS (SNOWDROP) Ispotted my first snowdrop this week, a solitary herald of a new year of gardening.
We think of the common snowdrop - galanthus nivalis - as a wild flower, although it was probably introduced from mainland Europe many centuries ago.
Snowdrops scientific name is Galanthus nivalis, 'Galanthus' meaning milk flower for obvious reasons.
Galanthus nivalis,our common snowdrop,has long been grown in our gardens and has escaped to become naturalised throughout the country.
Dr Fenton's team investigated the effects of the snowdrop lectin protein, Galanthus nivalis agglutinin, or GNA, which naturally protects the plant from insects and worms.