Wordsworth's, 'host," may have been an appropriate descriptive word for swathes of daffodils on a Cumbrian hillside but what alliterative term would he have applied to the cool and delicate snowdrop if that had been the flower that drew his attention? To talk of a carpet of snowdrops may give some indication of the close proximity of the flourescences in established plantings but it ignores the delicate whiteness of each individual flower.
The first bulb of the year. A flower which reflects the snows and frosts which oft try to highlight the plant's naievity in daring to bring a little hope to the cold dark months. A subtle harbinger of spring.