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 difficulty
    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

    UK Map