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Muscari neglectum - Southern Grape Hyacinth

Muscari neglectum

Taxonomy

Phylum: Anthophyta

Class: Equisetopsida

Order: Asparagales

Family: Asparagaceae

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.

A group of Grape Hyacinths

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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