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Siberian Squill

Scilla siberica

Description:

Spring weather has been so slow to arrive in the northeastern United States this year, and so I was thrilled to find this plant getting ready to bloom!

This plant has small, purple flowers with a darker blue stripe down each petal. Flowers have 6 petals and basal, grass-like leaves. It was approximately 7 cm tall.

Habitat:

Spotted growing throughout a mixed forest along the edge of a stream.

Notes:

This species was brought to the United States as an ornamental, but has escaped into the wild and become invasive.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2018
Submitted on Apr 23, 2018

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