n.1.(Bot.) The Guinea-hen flower; - so called in England because its spotted petals resemble the scales of a snake's head.
Snake's-head iris
(Bot.) an iridaceous plant (Hermodactylus tuberosus) of the Mediterranean region. The flowers slightly resemble a serpent's open mouth.
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Mr Lendon also said the fields in the area were alluvial flood meadows, home to more than 240 species of wild flowers including the rare snake's-head fritillary.
You can also make an area of grass look more natural with bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and snake's-head fritillaries.
Look out also for his stunning blood-red snake's-head fritillaries, along with cultivated bluebells and speciality wood anemones.