Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Snowdrop - Galanthus nivalis   L.
Members of Amaryllidaceae:
Only member of Galanthus in NC.
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DistributionKnown only from a single collection in 2006 by Giencke and Keith from Orange County: Battle Park at Sister's Corner [UNC campus]. A second specimen from Mecklenburg County is from a cultivated plant.

Native of Europe and western Russia; in N.A. found in southeastern Canada south to NC, OH, UT.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatMoist woods.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting February-March.
IdentificationSnowdrop is unique in our flora in its nodding white flowers blotched with green at the tips of the inner tepals.
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State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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