Galanthus plicatus subsp. byzantinus
A bulbous perennial herb of deciduous woodland, hedgerows, roadsides, churchyards, cemeteries and parkland where it is usually originally planted; it is also found as a relic of cultivation. This subspecies often produces abundant seedlings and populations can be maintained in this way. Lowland.
G. plicatus has been grown in British gardens since 1818. It is not known when this subspecies was introduced into cultivation, but it was not recorded from the wild until 1986 (Surrey) and is probably under-recorded.
Native of N.W. Turkey.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.