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Grape hyacinth. Nazarenos

Muscari neglectum

Description:

The Muscari Neglectum is a small plant, up to 0.3 m tall, that grows from an underground bulb. Bulbous root often with blackish tunics, usually with many shoots or small lateral bulblets, which is quite poisonous. Leaves prostrate on the ground, very narrow, 0.5 to 3 mm wide, linear or somewhat lanceolate, semi-cylindrical in section and with a narrow furrow, 3 to 6 in number, up to 40 cm long. Escapes or flower stems of 10 to 30 cm sometimes with a reddish base. Inflorescence dense and oval 3 to 4 cm long and with 10 to 15 hermaphrodite flowers, 4 to 5 mm long each, of dark blue color and welded petals that contrasts with the soft white color of the teeth of the corolla; the sterile pale blue, erect, with a scanty stalk and the shape of a pitcher. Fruit in capsule with three lobes.

Habitat:

A path along the coast. lives in dry fields and roadsides.

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eulalia rubio
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Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Mar 14, 2021
Submitted on Mar 14, 2021

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