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Common name

English: Common snowdrop

German: Kleines Schneeglöckchen


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Liliaceae (37)(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

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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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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