iDevice ikoon Lumikelluke - Snowdrop

Listen to the pronunciation by clicking on the word: Snowdrop

The picture is taken from Vikimedia Common

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Interesting to know:

  • Also called as Fair Maid of February; Bulbous Violet; Emblem of Early Spring; Maids of February; Candlemas Bells'; Mary's Tapers.
  • Years ago snowdrops were dried and transported to European shops from Turkey. Monks brought snowdrop bulbs from Rome to England and were the first to plant them around old monasteries. Because of this snowdrops became known as the church flower.
  • According to superstitions it is unlucky to bring snowdrops indoors and the sight of a single snowdrop blooming in the garden foretells of impending disaster.