Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


958

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Look for it . It is cultivated as an ornamental, is persistent and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

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
Flowers in a compact raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Muscari neglectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-30-001:
Muscari racemosum   FAMILY Liliaceae

(?) Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Muscari atlanticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Grape-hyacinth, Blue Bottles