Confused seasons, confused wild flowers: Summer Snowflake

with No Comments
There are always flowers and wildlife that appear at a time of year when they’re not expected but this winter has been so mild, so far, that it’s difficult to remember what is usual.

This Summer Snowflake is currently flowering in the flooded scrub alongside Swanpool Lake in Falmouth in Cornwall. Even its name suggests it doesn’t know when it should be out!

Insight into Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum): similar to Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) but the flowers are not solitary. It is found in riverside willow and Alder scrub that floods in winter as well as wet meadows and as a garden escapee.

It usually flowers from April to May.

Leave a Reply