Images by Alka Khare, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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Requesting to please ID this plant with white bell like flowers captured in Chicago, Illinois, USA in May 2013.

Leucojum sp., most probably L. vernum (Amaryllidaceae)

Thanks … for the lead, bang on.

Following on your lead, it looks like Leucojum aestivum since the flowers are in an umbel and the flowering was in May (information source – Wikipedia).

…, you are right, your plant looks like L. aestivum, the Summer Snowflake (flowers in umbels).

Seemingly, it is often confused with L. vernum (the Spring Snowflake, with solitary flower); check this site.

Suggested link

Thank you so much …




flora-Australia-11: Snow drops-`Galanthus`- F-Amaryllis.-saw in the garden.
Gala in Greek is milk and Anthus is flower.
Its bulbs are poisionous.
Pl confirm the species.

I hope G. nivalis
(Inner segms. green only at sinuses 1. G. mvalis 
 Inner segms. green on lower half as well as on sinuses 2. G. elwesii)


Leucojum aestivum L. !!


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