legacy snowdrops

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:32:38 PST
In order to identify the species of a snowdrop, you don't really need to see the flowers at all, as  the most important parts are the leaves.  

The colour - gray or green, shiny or matt, with a pale stripe down the middle
The way the leaves emerge from the soil - are they flat against each other, wrapped around each other, or are the leaf edges bent?

There are many more leaf qualities to take note of and photograph, but these should be enough to i.d.  the most-likely species.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

On 2014-02-22, at 2:51 PM, Kathleen Sayce wrote:

>  I found a population of snowdrops blooming along a highway near Astoria, Oregon.  This group of bulbs is behind a dike on a river, the flowers are singles and were just opening a few days ago. I will get photos next week, and post a link for this group to see them. 

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