Scilla forbesii   Glory-of-the-snow DD I

Chionodoxa forbesii

This introduction from Western Turkey is a favourite early Spring flower in UK gardens so arrives in our countryside as a chuck-out and less often from seeds. There was a some indication that the site where this one grew may have been a garden years and years ago but the plant has been known here for a long time.

S. forbesii has successfully escaped to wild sites all over England and Scotland with fewer records in Wales. It has not been recorded in the wild in Ireland.

The name has recently changed (New Flora of the British Isles Third Edition by Clive Stace 2010) from Chionodoxa forbesii to Scilla forbesii.

Near Arnside Promenade, North Lancs, 15th April 2006

Added on 21st April 2006, updated 30th Nov 08, updated 14th Mar 10, updated Se3 3rd May 10, updated 31st Jan 212

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