Growing wild throughout the Mediterranean, this is another favourite from our gardens at home. The forms found growing in abandoned fields, scrub and rocky places are much darker than our culitvars - some being almost black.
Grape Hyacinth is also found throughout other parts of southern and central Europe, including Slovenia.
Common Grape Hyacinth, a member of the Lily family (Liliaceae,) can be found from February onwards in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsular.
The field shown here was photographed in April in the Algarve, in southern Portugal .
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