Forbes' Glory-of-the-snow at de Schierstins.

Forbes’ Glory-of-the-snow with bumble bee at the Schierstins.

In addition to the Scilla’s, various types of Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-snow) nowadays also exist as neo-stinzenplant in various estates.

The Chionodoxa grows in the wild in Turkey. The official scientific naming of these plants is still subject to constant change. Not only does the name change, but also the taxonomy changes. The most recent insight is that these plants belong to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. These changes are, among other things, the result of modern DNA research, on which the relationship between plants is based. This is again the basis for the classification in plant families etc. The differences between the Forbes’ Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa siehei, Chionodoxa forbesii or Chonodoxa luciliae) and the Lesser glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa sardensis) are not very large, the most striking is the difference in the color of the flowers. The flowers of the Lesser glory-of-the-snow are dark blue with a small heart that is white or paler blue in color. The flower of the Forbes’ Glory-of-the-snow is blue, sometimes white and sometimes pink. The Lesser glory-of-the-snow blooms a little later (April).

Philippusfenne and the Schierstins  are interesting places to see the Glory-of the-snow.