Chionodoxa luciliae Bioss.

Perennial herb from a bulb. Leaves recurved. Inflorescence to 14 cm. Flowers 1-2, erect, cup-shaped, to about 3 cm wide; spring.Tepals lavender-blue with a white centre.

Western Turkey.

GIGANTEA GROUP Large-flowered forms.


C. sardensis Whittall from western Turkey is a perennial herb from a bulb. Leaves erect to spreading. Inflorescence to 40 cm. Flowers 4-12, nodding, cup-shaped, to 2.5 cm wide; spring.Tepals bright blue.

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Bowiea. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Liliaceae
genus        Chionodoxa Boiss.