- Name also: Common Snowdrop
- Family: Amaryllis Family – Amaryllidaceae
- Growing form: Perennial bulbous herb. Bulb elliptic, white, scales brownish.
- Height: 10–15 cm. Scape leafless.
- Flowering time: (March–)April–May.
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Elwes’s Snowdrop & Crimean Snowdrop (Pleated Snowdrop)
Galanthus elwesii & Galanthus plicatus
Snowflakes resemble snowdrops. Snowflakes have more leaves. Two species are possible: Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) flowers at the same time as snowdrops. Summer snowflake (Loddon lily, Leucojum aestivum) flowers during late spring – early summer.