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Grape Hyacinth


Scientific Name     

Muscari botryoides    L. Mill.

Family Name

Liliaceae    (Lily family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

fields and roadsides

Plant Height: 

15-30 cm tall scape (flowering stem), underground stem a bulb

Flower Color: 

blue/purple with white tips

Flower: 

3-locular superior ovary; 6 connate sepals; single style with 3-lobed stigma; 6 stamens adnate at base of perianth

Inflorescence: 

terminal, dense raceme; typically fertile and sterile flowers in inflorescence; sterile flowers smaller and at apex of inflorescence

Fruit: 

3-angled capsule

Leaves: 

basal; linear; entire

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

also known as English Bluebell; this European native has escaped cultivation