I hope it is OK for me to butt in to a thread I found in Google [This refers to Brian Whyer's post in Dec 2004] but I have been intrigued by Leucojum flowering times for some while now -m ever since I investigated the genus a bit more thoroughly than I had done. I have L. aestivum which Stace would key out as ssp. Aestivum in my garden here on a south-facing slope in Weston-super-Mare. This is only starting to produce flowering stems now and leaves have been apparent since Late January. Nearby (very) in Victorian-planted shared parkland among houses though ssp. pulchellum (entire stem edges and smaller flowers) grows and is in full flower now having started to flower in early January. I confess I used to think these must be L. vernum - I should have looked more carefully at my books about that ! I have also sought out and found L. vernum at one of it's supposed native sites in Somerset. We into flower in early February. See my website - eg. http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pleucovernu.htm and http://www.floralimages.co.uk/pleucoaesti.htm. John Crellin http://www.floralimages.co.uk/ <http://www.floralimages.co.uk/> http://www.cial.org.uk/ <http://www.cial.org.uk/> You may think this email comes from John Crellin. I could not possibly comment.