This variable species is native to the high alpine valleys of the Greater Caucasus Mountains where the growing season can be as short as 6 weeks. In Chicago gardens, the honey scented flowers of this taxon are one of the first signs in late winter that spring in on the way. Large (for a snowdrop) white flowers are marked with a green spot at the apex of the inner white petals that have fused to form a cup like structure.
January - February, March - April
Bedding or Border, Understory
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer