From: Davis (1999). Permission has been granted by the author.
G. reginae-olgae Orph. subsp. vernalis Kamari, in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 103(1): 116, fig. 4 (1982).
LEAVES present, shorter or longer than scape at the onset of flowering, (5–)7–20(–24) x (0.4–)0.5–1(–1.4) cm, after flowering developing to 8–16(–24) x 0.5–1 cm. Scape (7–)9–13(–15) cm long.
Flowers between January and March in nature; January and March in cultivation.
Notes:Galanthus reginae-olgae subsp. vernalis was named by the Greek botanist Georgia Kamari in 1982; the Latin epithet vernalis means spring-flowering. This variety flowers from early December to February and often into March. The leaves are always present during flowering time and are usually at least several centimetres long.
The distribution of G. reginae-olgae subsp. vernalis is similar to that of subsp. reginae-olgae, although it occurs further north into the south-western part of the former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro). It has not been found in Corfu, but probably occurs in Albania.