Name: Snowdrop

Scientific name: Galanthus nivalis

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 60

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About: For many people, snowdrops flowering are one of the first signs of spring.

How to identify: Nodding, white flowers, appear from January to March. Each flower is carried on a single stem. The narrow, grey-green leaves appear around the base of the stem. These plants often form clumps.

Where: Found in the UK mainland and in Northern Ireland

Fantastic fact: Snowdrops may not actually be native to the UK as they weren't recorded as growing wild until the late 18th century.

Photograph credit: Amy Lewis

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