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Photo  by Jane McGary.

Real early in the spring in Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

Author: Franz Speta, 1998
Origin:  Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5  Centimetres
Height:  10-30 Centimetres
Flower:  Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Scilla ramburei, Pierre Edmond Boissier, 1838.
Scilla verna
var. major, Boiss, 1845.
Scilla verna
subsp. ramburei, K. Richt. 1890.
Scilla verna
var. iberica, Maire, 1935.
Oncostema ramburei
, F. Speta, 1987.
Oncostema beirana, Speta.
Oncostema odorata,
Scilla beirana,
Scilla odorata,
Scilla ramburii
subsp. beirana, Franco & Rocha Afonso.
Tractema odorata,
Also seen as Tractema ramburi

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Franz Speta in 1998. It is found in Morocco, Portugal and Spain, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs can grow to three and a half centimetre, the rather narrow leaves from 12 to 30 or even up to 60 centimetres.

The genera name was introduced by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque in Flora Telluriana 2: 57. 1836[1837]. The species is named after Jules Pierre Rambur,1801-1870, a French entomologist.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.

The flowers occurs in the spring.