Galanthus elwesii Hook. f.
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Giant Snowdrop
Galanthus elwesii image
Plants to 9-15(-20) cm; bulbs 2-3 × 1.5-2 cm. Leaves: vernation convolute, remaining so within basal sheath; blade narrowly oblanceolate, 10-30 × 0.5-2.5(-3.5) cm. Spathe 3-5 cm. Flowers: outer tepals white, elliptic to broadly obovate or nearly orbiculate, 2-2.5 × 1-2 cm; inner tepals white with green blotch at base and apex, or with green stripe from base to apex, narrowly obovate, 10-12 × (4-)6-7 mm; anthers 4-6 mm; ovary 5-8 × 4-5 mm; style 8-10 mm; pedicel (1.5-)3-4 cm. Flowering late winter--spring. Roadsides, open forests, abandoned gardens; 0--300 m; introduced; N.Y., Pa.; se Europe; sw Asia (Turkey); expected elsewhere.