Chionodoxa siehei


Common Names: Siehe's glory-of-the-snow
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Asparagaceae family


Each bulb produces two leaves, up to 12 cm long and 2 cm wide, and at most one flowering stem, up to 10.5 cm long. The flowers are produced in a broadly pyramidal raceme, with up to 12 flowers per stem. The lower ones face outwards, the upper ones face upward. Each flower is up to 3 cm across, with individual tepals 1.3 cm long. The base of each tepal is white (as are the stamen filaments), producing a white 'eye'. The outer part of the tepals is violet-blue. Bases of the stamens are flattened and closely clustered in the middle of the flower.

Found in flower gardens, lawns, roadsides. Blooms in early spring.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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