Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Compact Grape-hyacinth from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-30-002:
Muscari botryoides FAMILY Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Keith Bradley kab_m_botryoides_3957
February Lexington County SC
Corolla nearly spherical, the lobes strongly recurved, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
JK Marlow jkm140421_509510
April Buncombe County NC
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Similar to M. atlanticum, but w globose flowers & flat leaves to 3/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Cultivated as an ornamental, persistent and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains
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Basal (plant scapose, leaf tips usually withered at flowering)
6 tepals, connate most of their length
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p365
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p420
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p008
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