SY5690 : Early Snowdrops

taken 6 years ago, near to Long Bredy, Dorset, Great Britain

Early Snowdrops
Early Snowdrops
A small clump of Snowdrops seen on New Year's Day and visible in SY5690 : To the village.

Although the Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is native to many parts of Europe it is thought to have been introduced to Britain in the 16th century, since when it has become widely naturalised. The individual flower head is carried on a leafless stem and has six tepals (where the sepals and petals are indistinguishable from each other), the outer three are pure white and the inner three are notched at the tips and carry distinctive bright green markings. Snowdrops are early flowerers showing from January to March. Celebrated as a sign of spring, snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they have become naturalised, particularly in graveyards and woodland areas.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Long Bredy 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 569 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.7356N 2:36.6489W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 569 904
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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