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Garden Grape-hyacinth

Muscari neglectum

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dense spike of dark blue flowers supposedly resembling bunches of grapes after which the flower is named. Each flower has white teeth at the end.
Fruit:
Small, flattened, globular, green fruits, turning brown by early summer.
Leaves:
The green, lanceolate leaves grow upwards out of the bulb from beneath the ground. They are floppy in appearance.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The bulbs can be boiled and eaten. The flowers are edible too.
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.
Aroma:
Sweet-scented flowers.
Other Names:
Common Grape Hyacinth, Grape Flower, Starch Grape Hyacinth.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, woodland.