Siberian Squill - Scilla siberica

Description

Grows to 20cm in height, with narrow strap-shaped leaves and purplish stems bearing short racemes with 2 to 5 nodding, bowl-shaped bright blue flowers approximately 1.5 cm across.

Identification guide to squills

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Habitat

Usually found as a casual escape from garden stock establishing from cast away bulbs.

When to see it

Flowers in March.

Life History

Bulbous perennial.

UK Status

Widespread scattered records from much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Siberian Squill
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
7
First record:
13/03/2017 (Roenisch, Saharima)
Last record:
21/02/2024 (Pugh, Dylan)

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