This wild flower heralds the coming of Spring
The tricky thing about snowdrops for someone like me who is not a botanist, is distinguishing between native wildflowers and garden escapees. These extremely delicate examples of Galanthus were found a long way from any gardens, growing in rough grass about 5m from a road. The stems were about 5″ tall.
Snowdrop is seen in the language of flowers as a sign of hope.
I love the snowdrop headwear in this illustration by Walter Crane.
Read about the walk which took us past these flowers at Birling Gap.