Summer Snowflake is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodland, meadow and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 60cm.
Despite having a similar flower to the Snowdrop, the Summer Snowflake is not directly related and lies in a different genus. The common name, 'Summer Snowflake' is also misleading, as the plant flowers in spring, dying back over the summer.
Botanic classification and naming: Summer Snowflake is a member of the Onion (Alliaceae) family. The genus name
'Leucojum' identifies the plant as a Snowflake and its species name 'aestivum' means 'summer'.
Benefits: The Summer Snowflake attract bee pollinators with nectar-rich flowers.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.