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Spring Squill

Scilla verna

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Sky-blue to violet-blue flowers, 6 petals arranged on each flower in a star-shaped formation. The flowers are not joined together. They appear together in small clusters of 6-10 at the top of leafless, erect spikes. Each flower has a bluish bract at its base. Flowers are up to 1.5cm across.
Fruit:
The deep violet fruit are 6-chambered.
Leaves:
Very narrow, linear, grass-like, curved leaves, appearing before the flowers in spring.
Maximum Size:
15cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous, in particular the bulbs.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Sea Onions.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, seaside.