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Hyacinth


Scientific Name     

Hyacinthus orientalis    Gawler.

Family Name

Liliaceae   (Lily family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

well-drained, sandy soil

Plant Height: 

to 25 cm

Flower Color: 

colors vary; white, blue to purple, red to pink or yellow

Flower: 

6-parted, funnel-shaped; fragrant

Inflorescence: 

large terminal raceme borne on large erect stalk

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

basal, linear, narrow

Bloom Time: 

early spring

Origins: 

non-native (Eurasia)

Other: 

plant contains poisonous alkaloids; mostly cultivated, but can escape; also known as Garden, Roman or Dutch hyacinth