Photo by Melody

Plant Identification: SOLVED: What is this?

Communities > Forums > Plant Identification
bookmark
Forum: Plant IdentificationReplies: 8, Views: 142
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
smiln32
Oklahoma City, OK
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2002
2:27 AM

Post #24747

Ok, folks...found another gem, but don't know what it is. It's an adorable little flower, maybe 1 cm when it's fully open, with green dots on each of the six petals near the tip of the petal. After it opens all the way up, it starts to close, little by little, then bends itself downward, kind of looking like a bell. Beautiful. These have pretty sturdy bulbs (about the size of a quarter) and shiny green foliage. That's it...now...what is it? :)

Thanks.

Thumbnail by smiln32
Click the image for an enlarged view.

philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


March 12, 2002
5:51 AM

Post #225476

It looks like a Leucojum to me - a snowflake (as opposed to a snowdrop)
If it's flowering now it's likely to be Leucojum vernum - the spring snowflake
There's also a summer one (aestivum) and an autumn one (autumnale)
They,re all native to Europe. Autumnale is the most tender.
They belong to the amaryllidaceae.
Baa

March 12, 2002
8:48 AM

Post #225485

I agree, that's a Leucojum.
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2002
10:50 AM

Post #225499

Look like Snowdrop
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


March 12, 2002
12:29 PM

Post #225526

I agree with leujocum also...
JustJen
Dansville, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2002
1:08 PM

Post #225541

great to have it id.
smiln, i was digging your bulbs yest and had planned on going out this morning and digging some of the snowdrops (or snowflakes. guess i dont need to now that you have some too lol. they naturalize well and form beautiful clumps.
jen
gingerlily
Paxton, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2002
2:59 PM

Post #225586

I have some of these also and the name I came up with was snowflake also.
smiln32
Oklahoma City, OK
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2002
2:04 AM

Post #225882

MSJen,

I'm glad they work well in shade, too, as my yard is mostly shade. I plan to send some to my mom and my mother-in-law. Since we're military, I want to be sure and share with my family so that when we finally get settled (he retires), I can ask for divisions, etc. :) I'm planning ahead.

smiln32
Oklahoma City, OK
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2002
2:04 AM

Post #225884

Thanks so much for the information everyone.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Plant Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub dave 86 Nov 11, 2013 6:20 PM
SOLVED: Can Anyone Help Gayl 9 Jun 23, 2014 4:57 AM
SOLVED: help identify herb seeds????? dignbloom 6 Nov 4, 2010 8:08 PM
SOLVED: Mystery perennial dave 19 May 28, 2010 1:24 PM
SOLVED: Name my aloe??? tom1953 21 Jul 15, 2012 1:32 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America