Galanthus is the scientific name for snowdrops, and means milk-white flowers. They are also known as February Fair Maids and Candlemas Bells.
The Welsh names for Snowdrops are Lili Wen and Eirlys.
And did you know that bees love snowdrops?
There is a famous poem in Welsh, an ode to the Snowdrop:
“O Lili wen fach, o ble daethost di?
A’r gwynt mor arw ac mor oer ei gri?
Sut y mentraist di allan drwy’r eira I gyd?
Nid oes blodyn bach arall i’w weld yn y byd!
“Oh little snowdrop, from where have you come?
With the wind so wild and how cold it’s cry?
How did you venture out through all of the snow?
There isn’t another flower to be seen in the world.”
Photos: The Snowdrop Walk in the woodland at Chirk Castle. 15th February 2019.