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Tassel Grape Hyacinth

Leopoldia comosa


Leopoldia comosa is a bulbous perrenial plant, it has a tuft of bright blue to violet-blue sterile flowers above brownish-green fertile flowers, which open from dark blue buds. The flower stem is 20–60 cm tall; individual flowers are borne on long stalks, purple in the case of the sterile upper flowers. Mature fertile flowers are 5–10 mm long with stalks of this length or more and are bell-shaped, opening at the mouth, where there are paler lobes. The linear leaves are 5–15 mm wide, with a central channel.


Observed on a rocky opening between mixed species shrubs/trees near the Antakya Yayladagi main road in Hatay. Southern Turkey, Eastern Mediterranean. Approx. elevation: 850 m.

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Mustafa Rustom
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Mustafa Rustom

Hatay, Akdeniz Bölgesi, Turkey

Spotted on Apr 22, 2018
Submitted on May 1, 2018

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