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(First upload on July 11 2009. Last on July 21 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Leucojum vernum L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Leucojum L. (オオマツユキソウ, snowflake)


Subfam Amaryllidoideae
Native to Eurasia
A few exotic species in this genus are seen in Japan
L. aestivum L., summer snowflake
L. vernum L. (オオマツユキソウ), spring snowflake

Leucojum vernum in Hokkaido University Capmpus


Oomatsuyukisou (オオマツユキソウ, 大待雪草), spring snowflake
Suzuransuisen (スズランスイセン, 鈴蘭水仙)

Do not be confused with Matsuyukisou (マツユキソウ, Galanthus nivalis L.)

Lifeform: perennial forb
Distribution: native to central Europe (exotic to Japan)
Habitat: spring ephemeral in the original sites, woods, thickets, hedgebanks and meadows, usually in hilly areas and in calcareous soils

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

var. vernum
var. carpathicum Herb.: yellow spots on tepals
and more cultivars
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These are var. carpathicum on April 6 2009 in a forest close to GSEES. [1] from the side. The flower is characterized by a green or yellow spots on the ends of tepals. [2/3] in the forest on April 11 2019. [4/5] in the forest on March 15 2014. [6] on March 26 2021. The flowering is earlier in this year.

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