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Siberian Bluebell


Scientific Name     

Scilla siberica    Andr.

Family Name

Liliaceae    (Lily family) 

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

mesic

Plant Height: 

to 15 cm; erect aerial stem, angled; roots fibrous

Flower Color: 

purple

Flower: 

nodding; single whorl of 6 tepals 6 with single blue midvein; 6 stamens adnate to base of tepals; superior ovary, 3-angled, 3 locules; ovules many; placentation axile

Inflorescence: 

loose raceme terminating stem; occasionally single flower terminating stem

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

basal; entire; linear to narrowly oblong; usually 2-3 per plant

Bloom Time: 

March-April

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

also known as Glory of the Snow; Russian native has escaped cultivation; can be aggressive, even invasive; species is toxic