snowdrops

Snowdrop

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) A perennial bulb, probably native, found in damp shade under trees and often in churchyards. The drooping, pure white flowers appear from January to March. A local name in Norfolk is Fair Maids. Another old name, from medieval times, is Candlemas Bells. Candlemas (the Feast of the Purification) is 2nd February and snowdrops were[…]