Summer Snowflake - Leucojum aestivum

Alternative names
Loddon lily

A bulbous plant to 50cm tall, with long, narrow leaves and up to 8 bell-shaped, green-tipped white flowers on a leafless stem.

Identification difficulty

Occasionally occurs as an escape from cultivation on roadside verges or tips.

When to see it

Flowering in spring.

Life History

Bulbous perennial.

UK Status

Scattered records from around Britain. 

VC55 Status

Rare as a naturalised plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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