|Almost ripe capsules of Galanthus plicatus 'E.A. Bowles'|
As a consequence of this discovery I've had a quick prowl round the garden to look for capsules on other good clones. There are quite a few there, now mostly lying flat on the ground, attached or not to the scape, but most are still firm and hard and light green in colour, indicating that they're not really ready for collection. None of the flowers were hand-pollinated, so the flower could have been fertilized by any other snowdrop in the garden or nearby, and resultant seedlings will be a lucky dip.
|Unripe capsules of Galanthus nivalis|