Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/15/2015


Photo taken on April 29, 2015


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Chionodoxa forbesii?


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Chionodoxa forbesii, white

Chionodoxa forbesii, white
When I called in at the Reader Rock Garden on 29 April 2015, there were only a few flowers that were in bloom. These included a few Tulips, a few Hepatica that were already not in the best condition, and several other species, including this small, white flower. Not completely sure, but I think it is white Chionodoxa forbesii.

"Chionodoxa is distinguished from the closely related genus Scilla by two features: the tepals are joined at their bases to form a tube rather than being free; and the stamens have flattened stalks (filaments), which look almost like a cup in the centre of the flower. These differences are not considered by some botanists as sufficient to create a separate genus, and Chionodoxa species are often included in Scilla." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionodoxa

Comments
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Excellent close-up of this beautiful flower!
2 years ago.
Anne Elliott has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks, again, Peter!
2 years ago.