Pink Snowdrops

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  1. Petronius

    Petronius Young Pine

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    One gentleman expressed that he saw a television program featuring Pink Snowdrops for sale. Are these rare?
     
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    @Petronius I couldn't find if it's rare but did find this info about them :)

    The Snowdrop

    Galanthus, which is referred to as the snowdrop, is a genus of flowers that includes around 20 different species of perennials. Many of these species are becoming endangered and as such are harder to come by. Collecting them in the wild has become illegal in many areas as they strive to undertake new conservation efforts before it is too late.

    The snowdrop usually flowers in late winter, but there is a handful of species that will flower in spring as well as autumn. Aside from their flowering time, they are very similar in many ways. The visual differences between them sometimes only a matter of size.

    All snowdrop species grow from a bulb that produces a stalk and several linear leaves. The flower of the snowdrop has no petals, but instead a series of six tepals in two layers. The flower is white and the tepals usually have green markings on their tips.

    This perennial has appeared several times throughout history in popular literature. It is believed to be the mysterious herb known as moly in Homer’s Odyssey. There is also a well-known Russian fairy-tale called The Twelve Months that tells the story of a little girl who must collect snowdrops in the middle of winter.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Galanthus nivalis 'Blushing Pedant,' a remarkable new discovery from the Rev. Tweedly-Stale's garden in Smackton-under-Clothes, Gloucestershire, England.

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