Monday, March 23, 2009

Galanthus fosteri

This is a species of snowdrop that I think probably shouldn't grow here, as it is native from the Eastern Mediterranean (what used to be called the Levant), up into Turkey. I grow it in kind of a dry, shady spot, and it seems happy enough. It has two green spots on each inner petal, the lower of which has been described as horseshoe-shaped; it is a very distinctive little snowie.

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A lovely little flower. I am going to have to buy some snowdrops for my garden.
I had no idea there were so many species of snowdrops. I'll have to look better at mine--when they come up. Thanks!
keewee & Judith... all the snowdrops are just great additions to our early spring garden!
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