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The flower is made up of 3 outer and 3 inner white tepals. The inner tepals are bell-shaped and the flowers are borne on a solitary stem.
A capsule which contains the seeds.
Only 2 or 3 basal leaves exist and no stem leaves. The smooth, greyish, erect leaves are long and linear.
Poisonous. The bulbs of the Snowdrop look like onions and eating them may induce vomiting, nausea or diarrhoea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Flowers have a unique smell.
Candlemas Bells, Candlemas Lily, Common Bells, Dingle-dangle, Eve's Tears, Fair-maid's-of-February, February Fairmaids, Garden Snowdrop, Little-sister-of-the-snow, Mary's Taper, Milk Flower, Milky Snowdrops, Purification Flower, Snow Piercer.
Farmland, gardens, grassland, hedgerows, parkland, riverbanks, roadsides, towns, waterside, woodland.