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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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And when she got there, and saw that it was no other than Snowdrop, who, as she thought, had been dead a long while, she choked with rage, and fell down and died: but Snowdrop and the prince lived and reigned happily over that land many, many years; and sometimes they went up into the mountains, and paid a visit to the little dwarfs, who had been so kind to Snowdrop in her time of need.
Go and experience one of the UK's finest Snowdrop Walks in Rode Hall in Cheshire.
GALANTHUS NIVALIS, SNOWDROP Why do we love the common snowdrop so much?
The snowdrop walk is a special event to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK, a charity that supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Blossoming now to March 11, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will this year feature 50 events nationwide displaying carpets of snowdrops in gardens and woodlands, signalling the end of winter and the promise of spring.
Leaves vary from one snowdrop variety to another and many blooms are scented.
Gargunnock House Gardens and Braco Castle are among the venues included in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, which kicked off on Sunday (January 28) and runs until March 11.
UK) For the first time ever, York Gate Garden, near Leeds, will open for a snowdrop week, from February 20-23.
The story is that the snowdrop breaks winter's spell and brings back the spring, it is not uncommon to see them popping out of the snow in a wood.
The Scottish Snowdrop Festival is made of more than 50 events nationwide that sees displays of carpets of snowdrops in gardens and woodlands.
Snowdrop takes the definition of free range to a new level by regularly leaving her coop and wandering around Bridge of Earn.
TO see Galanthus nivalis, otherwise known as the Common Snowdrop, in flower is to believe that spring isn't far away - there are few sights as gladdening to a gardener's heart.