Snowdrops are a common sight in the winter months, flowering from January to March. Their latin name, Galanthus nivalis, means ‘milk flower of the snow’ when literally translated.

In British folklore, they symbolise hope and purity, yet because the bulbs are poisonous, they also have the contradictory superstition attached to them, that a single snowdrop blooming in a household means death will soon visit!

Snowdrops are found in woodlands all over the UK – see if you can spot them while on a winter walk!