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? :)
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.
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.
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.