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Photo of H . l. subsp. ciliolata* by Jane McGary.

The bulb by Mary Sue Ittner. One centimetre grit.

Two groups in early spring Copenhagen Botanical Garden. The flowers appears in late autumn.

Author: Werner Hugo Paul Rothmaler, 1944
Origin:  Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  2 (10) Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Bluebells, Wood Squills
Synonyms:  Scilla lingulata, Jean Louis Marie Poiret, 1789.
Prospero lingulatum,
Salisb. 1866.
Endymion lingulatus
, Pierre Chouard, 1930.
Apsanthea melanocarpa, Jord.
Apsanthea micrantha, Jord.
Apsanthea oligantha, Jord.
Apsanthea propera, Jord.
Apsanthea serotina, Jord.
Scilla bipartita, Salzm. ex Baker

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Werner Hugo Paul Rothmaler in 1944. It is found in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to five centimetres, the leaves lying almost flat on the ground are five to six centimetres. The inflorescence with the pale blue flowers reaches ten centimetres.

The former Scilla lingulata var. ciliolata Batt. 1905.

The genera name means 'Hyachinth-like'. The species name means 'tongue-shaped' for the leaves.

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

This is a winter-grower.