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The bulbs by Roland de Boer and Gemma Geverink.

The flowers by Roland de Boer and Gemma Geverink.

Author: Adolphe Steinheil, 1834
Origin:  Algeria, Corse, Egypt, Libya, Sardenia, Spain, Tunisia
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream / Purple / Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Undulate Sea Squill
Synonyms:  Might be: Scilla undulatifolia, Poelln. 1944.
Drimia undulata
, Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin, 1794.
Drimia purpurascens, J.Jacq. - which have a lot more synonyms....

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Adolphe Steinheil in 1834. It is found in northern Africa, Israel, Spain and Italy, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs can grow to five centimetres, the undulated leaves up to 15 centimetres. The flowers are cream, purple and brownish.

This plant produces it leaves in the real early spring while the flowers appears during the dry, late summer.

The genera name after Johannes Heinrich Ursinus, 1608-1667, a German author, scholar, Lutheran theologian, humanist and dean of Regensburg. The species name referring to the edge of the leaves.

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