Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
L., Syst. Nat. edn 10:975 (1759).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Snowflake.
Bulb ovoid, c. 2.5 cm diam.; leaves 30-50 cm long, 10-15 mm broad; scape to 60 cm high; spathe 1, 4-5 cm long.
Flowers usually 3-7 in a l-sided umbel; perianth-segments 14-18 mm long, white tipped with green.
S.Aust.: FR, NL, SL. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Grown as a garden ornamental in Australia.
Flowering time: July — Sept.
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