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Common name

English: Common snowdrop

German: Kleines Schneeglöckchen


Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Liliopsida (389)

      Order: Liliales (108)

        Family: Liliaceae (35)(family description)

          Genus: Galanthus (1)

            Epithet: nivalis L. (1)

Synonyms: Chianthemum nivale (L.) Kuntze, Galanthus alexandri Porcius, Galanthus imperati Bertol., Galanthus melvillei Voss, Galanthus montanus Schur, Galanthus nivalis K.Malý, Galanthus plicatus Hohen., Galanthus scharlockii Baker (Casp.), Galanthus scharlokii Baker (Casp.), Galanthus umbricus Dammann, Galanthus warei J.Allen

alexandri => in honor of Richard Chandler Alexander Prior (1809-1902), English physician and botanist

imperati => imperial, regal

montanus => growing in the mountains

nivale => growing near snow, snowy, snow white

nivalis => growing near snow, snowy, snow white


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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