Summer snowflake Leucojum aestivum

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Habitat Woodland

Poet and writer Geoffrey Grigson described it as:

'White flowers hanging in severe purity from long stems'.

It's dainty bell-shaped flowers certainly enliven the boggy areas in which it flourishes.


Riverside marshes and wet open woods.

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Despite its common name it actually flowers from April to May.

County flower of Berkshire.

It grows beside the River Loddon in Berkshire, where its local name is the Loddon lily.