Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3180

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it to be persistent after cultivation as an ornamental and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose, leaf tips usually withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/ Violet
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, connate most of their length
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Muscari botryoides   FAMILY Hyacinthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Muscari botryoides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-30-002:
Muscari botryoides   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Compact Grape-hyacinth


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image of Muscari botryoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mubo_001_lvd

        

image of Muscari botryoides

Keith Bradley    kab_m_botryoides_3957

February    Lexington County    SC

Corolla nearly spherical, the lobes strongly recurved, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Muscari botryoides

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.