Leucojum aestivum Linnaeus, 1759
Common names: Bulg: Letno blatno kokiche, Kokichka, Lyatno kokiche, Blatno kokiche; Russ: Belotsvetnik letniy; Ukr: Bilotsvit litniy
Taxonomic descriptions: Bulbous perrenial ephemeroid 40 cm in height. Leaves are the same height with a stem or longer. Flowers have a belted perianth in umbel (3-8 on one). Six white petals with green spot on the edge.
World level: NE
Black Sea Regional level: CR
Subregion level: CR (Ukraine)
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Wet coastal sands.
Biology: Flowering during IV-V, fruit-bearing - VII-VIII. Reproducing by daughter bulbs and seeds. The species has a wide ecological amplitude, easily survives summer droughts.
Population trends: Declining.
Threats: Destruction of its locations, medical and bunch value.
Conservation measures taken: No special protection.
Conservation measures proposed: To create protected zones in places where it occurs. Cultivation in botanical gardens.
Compiled by: S.Dyatlov, T.Vasilieva