Snake’s head – a fragile and rare flower

Snake's head flower near Brasov, Romania

Snake’s head or Fritillaria meleagris is an endangered species of flowers in the lily family. It blooms from March to May and prefers damp meadows, near swamps and rivers or streams, at altitudes up to 800 meters.

Snake's head flower blooming

It has a checkered pattern, grows between 15-40 cm in height and contains poisonous alkaloids, so it’s better to avoid picking it up.

In Romania, it has been spotted only in a few isolated areas, usually marshes and damp meadows.

Snake's head

Due to the fact that the Snake’s head is rarely seen in the wild, it is a protected species, often very popular among photographers.

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