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The ripe fruit by Wolfgang Stuppy,

Author:  Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  1,5 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Vintergæk, Snowdrop
Synonyms:  Chianthemum nivale, Kuntze.
Galanthus imperati,
Galanthus montanus,
Galanthus nivalis
var. carpaticus, S.S.Fodor.
Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus,
Galanthus nivalis
var. scharlockii, Casp.
Galanthus scharlokii,
Galanthus umbricus,

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in West-, Central-, and South Europe, growing in the forests in drained peat. Lots of water and little sun. The white flowers starts in late January, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and bulbs.

The genera name means 'milk-flower'. The species name means 'snowy white'.

The fruit.