Spring Squill agg. - Scilla agg.

    Description

    Low to short hairless plant with 2 to 7 linear leaves, which are often curled, and are present before the flowers. The flowers are violet blue, 10 to 16 mm in short racemes. The bracts are membranous and longer than the flower stalks.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Rocky and grassy places.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread around the coasts of western and northern Britain, but only as a garden escape elsewhere.

    VC55 Status

    Probably only found as an escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map