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Snowflake - introduced (*Leucojum aestivum)

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Native to Europe.

Occurrence: An occasional garden escape.

Family: Amaryllidaceae, formerly it was classified as a lily.


Similar species. Angled Onion (Allium triquetrum) also has white nodding flowers. Its petals have a green stripe, and the flower stalks are triangular in cross section.

Photo: Snowflake in flower showing the distinctive green spots. Castlemaine.