Plant ID forum: Type of snowdrop?

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Name: Regina
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scflowers
Feb 21, 2017 10:41 PM CST
I think this is a snowdrop. Any idea which one?

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 21, 2017 11:07 PM CST
One of my favorite bulbs because it always blooms first: Leucojum (Snowflakes)
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kniphofia
Feb 21, 2017 11:20 PM CST
Easily identified as Leucojum are much taller than Galanthus.
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Feb 21, 2017 11:34 PM CST
My Galanthus always bloom before the Leucojum.
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Silversurfer
Feb 22, 2017 5:00 PM CST
In Britain many of the named Galanthus/snowdrops are nowadays just as tall as the Leucojum vernum/ spring snowflakes
....both can be flowering at the same time.

http://www.kew.org/science-con...

Leucojum aestivum/summer snowflake come into flower later and seems to be much taller, one called Leucojum Gravetye giant is a very strong grower.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/...
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
Feb 22, 2017 5:33 PM CST
Thanks, everyone. After reading the link from @silversurfer it is easy to tell that mine indeed is a snowflake, just as @daisyl & @knophofia had suggested.

It's petals & tepals have six equal tepals, and it is also of a taller stature.

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Feb 22, 2017 7:19 PM CST
Silversurfer said:In Britain many of the named Galanthus/snowdrops are nowadays just as tall as the Leucojum vernum/ spring snowflakes
....both can be flowering at the same time.

http://www.kew.org/science-con...

Leucojum aestivum/summer snowflake come into flower later and seems to be much taller, one called Leucojum Gravetye giant is a very strong grower.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/...


Wow, those must be some tall snowdrops, my Leucojum get 14-16"
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