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Spring Snowflake - a wild British plant?

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Old Friday 9th April 2004, 07:29   #1
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Spring Snowflake - a wild British plant?

I understand that there are a couple of sites for this plant, in Somerset and Dorset, but is it really a wild plant? The Dorset ones are in a rural uncultivated location, downstream from and not far from a large estate with many introduced trees and shrubs. From what I remember, the Somerset ones, although in larger numbers, are also in a similar location.
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Old Friday 9th April 2004, 13:05   #2
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Ours arn't in flower yet around here yet. Locally they're called the Loddon Lily, and grow in marshy area's by the side of the river Loddon and as far as I know are not cultivated!
Just done a search on google and it came up with another name:
Loddon Lily - leucojum aestivum Also known as - Summer/Giant Snowflake, so may not be exactly the same, they grow as tall as daffodils!, oh its not. After reading further leucojum verbum Spring Snowflake is similar, but different!.

http://www.brickfieldspark.org/data/loddon_lily.htm


Well, I enjoyed that waffle!.
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Old Saturday 10th April 2004, 08:41   #3
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Nice shot Grampy.
Here in New Jersey, USA ours are just starting to push through showing a little green. Winter Aconite, Crocus, Daffs are out . Welcome sign of Spring!
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