|Scientific name:||Galanthus nivalis L.|
|German name:||Kleine Schneeglöckchen, Gewöhnliches Schneeglöckchen|
|Nederlandse naam:||Gewoon sneeuwklokje|
|English name:||Common snowdrop, flower of hope|
|Plant Family:||Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllis family, Amaryllisväxter|
|Stems:||A leafless flower scape (7-15cm tall) which is topped with a single, nodding, white, waxy, bell-shaped flower, which later becomes pendent (hangs down)|
|Leaves:||Linear, basal gray-green leaves, not folded back edge|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April|
|Fruits:||Spherical capsule, 1–1.2 cm in diameter|
|Habitat:||Naturalized near buildings, ditches, roadsides, lawns, parks|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Galanthus, gala, "milk," possibly an allusion to the white flowers.
nivalis, Latin nivis "snow"; snow-white; growing near snow.