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The flower of hope

Common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is one of the first flowers to carpet the floor in spring and it is for this reason it is deemed the flower of hope. These featured above were pictured just earlier today after a few patchy days of sunlight. The snowdrop is an introduced species which is now naturalised in the UK. It is a perennial plant which grows from a bulb and flowers between January and May. It has 2 long lanceolate leaves and a single leafless flowering stalk which bears a drooping bell shaped flower which gives the flower it’s delicate beauty. This beauty can be deceiving however as if eaten in vast quantities it is poisonous to humans.

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