Hyacinthoides Fabr.


Latin – resembling the genus Hyacinthus.

Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb membranous-tunicate. Leaves basal, weak, flat. Flowers radially symmetrical, bell-shaped, nodding, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a loose terminal raceme.Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, free. Stamens 6, attached to the tepals. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds rounded, black. [Endymion Dum.].

Mostly grown as a hardy bulbs in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils.

3 species from eastern South Africa.

Bulb with the inflorescence of blue bell-like flowers with free, 1-nerved tepals and few, roundish seeds.

Ortiz et al. (1999).

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Drimiopsis. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Roth.