|Author: ||John Peter
Medium - Maximum
White / Green / Purple
African Scilla, Silver Squill
Scilla violacea Hutch.
Ledebouria violacea, W.L.Tjaden.
Scilla laxa, Poelln.
Scilla paucifolia, Baker.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was given this name by John Peter Jessop in 1970. It is found
in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to three centimetres in
diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The
flowers are white, purple and green.
The genera is named after
Prof. Dr. Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, a German-Estonian
botanist. The species name from Latin social; for the
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of