Common Snowdrop
Fact File
Taken at Ardmore Point on 22nd January 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken
at Ardmore Point on 3rd March 2016 using Nikon D5200; Nikon 18-55 mm lens, Raynox DCR-250 macro lens
Fact File
 

 
Common Snowdrop.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Galanthus nivalis.
Amaryllidaceae.
Herbaceous perennial.
February fairmaids, Candlemas bells
Mary's tapers
Habitat:
Height:
Flowers:
Feature:

Woodlands
7 - 15 cms.
January - April
Snowdrops contain an active substance called
galantamine, (or galanthamine), which can be
helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease,
though it is not a cure. Snowdrops also contain
an active lectin or agglutinin named GNA for
Galanthus nivalis agglutinin. Potatoes have
been genetically modified with the GNA gene.
In 1998 Árpád Pusztai said in an interview that
his group had observed damage to the intestines
and immune systems of rats fed the genetically
modified potatoes.