Garden Grape-hyacinth agg. - Muscari armeniacum agg.

    Description

    Although there is a Wild Grape-hyacinth (Muscari neglectum) the vast majority of plants occurring in the wild are from cultivated stock (Muscari armeniacum). This is one of many cultivated plants that escapes into the wild and persists, at least for a time. These cultivated plants may have many different varieties or cultivars making identification very difficult, so our images of garden escapes can only be said to be representative of the species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Verges, ditches, rubbish tips dry grassland and cultivated ground often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers March to May.

    Life History

    Perennial. Most records are probably casuals or escapes from garden stock.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent garden escape in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map