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Snowdrops in Bloom

Snowdrops are a welcome sight towards the end of the winter months!

Snowdrops in Bloom in Wales - Best Time
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Snowdrops are one of the earliest flowering plants. In some Welsh regions, the first flowers of the brave snowdrops appear even in January. When the ground is covered with snow, small white, bell-shaped nodding flowers poke out their heads.

Snowdrops in sunlight at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Snowdrops in sunlight at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

The flower is composed of six white petals; its three inner petals have a notch in the tip, with a visible green "v" pattern.

Host of snowdrops! A beautiful sight in the grounds of Penrhyn castle.
Host of snowdrops! A beautiful sight in the grounds of Penrhyn castle.

Snowdrops can be found widely all over the country: in deciduous woodlands, parks, gardens, in meadows, along banks and verges, amongst scrub, and near rivers. People value this flower for its delicate beauty.

Penrhyn Castle (North Wales)
Penrhyn Castle (North Wales)
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