A perrinial plant that flowers early in spring until
the start of the summer. But that flowering only happens
after 8 year. The seeds are large and float on the
water. Snake's head can only be found near water,
on damp soil. It's origin is Afghanistan, and can
be found everywere in Europe, but is mostly seen in
The snake head's fritillary on an old illustration.
Rhe flower has a small bulb.
The flower of the Snake's head
The flower is a bell with a chequered dark purple
A group of snake head'sthat are flowering, some of the
flowers are white.
Not only the flower but the whole plant is fragile.
Some imported plants are already native in the netherlands
for over hundred years. These plants flower very early in
spring and most have bulbs or thick rhizomes that provide the
extra energy to be the first in spring that flowers.
These imported plants have dissapeared during summertime.