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Glory-of-the-snow

Chionodoxa sp.

Description:

Chionodoxa is a small genus of bulbous perennials in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. The genus is endemic to the eastern Mediterranean region, specifically Crete, Cyprus and Turkey. The blue, white or pink flowers appear early in the year making them valuable garden ornamentals. The common name of the genus is based on the habit of flowering in high alpine zones when the snow melts in spring.

Habitat:

Growing wild in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

1 Species ID Suggestions

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 10 years ago
Chionodoxa
Chionodoxa


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6 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Grate shots Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks Lars & Emma!
Unfortunately this isn't a native wildflower but an introduced species. Luckily this doesn't seem to be an invasive species & the delicate flowers are very beautiful!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

looks like they have some very pretty wild flowers!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

beautiful, Karen

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID Viv!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Mar 30, 2012
Submitted on Mar 30, 2012

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