Thursday, February 2, 2012


Snowdrops are lovely plants that bloom in early spring.  They can be found growing naturally in Washington, Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, the New England states, and North Carolina.

The snowdrop, or Galanthus (Greek gala means "milk" and anthos means "flower"), is a small plant that grows to only about six inches in height. The shape of the white snowdrop flower looks like a bell.

In gardening, snowdrops can be used to form impressive white carpets where they have been naturalized.

Just be sure not to let kids or animals eat the bulbs of the snowdrop plant.  This little beauty can pack a serious punch that involves a lot of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea!

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