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Grape Hyacinth

Muscari botryoides
Grape Hyacinth

Habitat

Found in fields spread from home gardens.

Description

Many small, rounded blue flowers, opening at the bottom and clustered at the top of a single stem. Leaves are long, thin, fleshy spikes surrounding flower stem. Up to 8" tall - blooms in the spring.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers with 5 petals fused into dangling bells clustered into a dense mass on the top of the flower stalk (raceme)
Flower Color: Deep bluish-purple
Leaf Arrangement: From around the base
Plant Type: Wildflower (Small - 6-8 inches)
Leaf Type: Narrow, fleshy and grooved - growing taller than the flower spike
Escaped garden flower spreading in the wild.

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