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Scilla latifolia

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Author:  Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, 1829
Origin:  Canaries Islands, Morocco, Western Sahara
Soil:  Sand - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  35-50 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Lilac - Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be Autonoe latifolia, Franz Speta, 1998.
Scilla iridifolia
Webb & Berthel.
Autonoe iridifolia, Speta.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae* family was given this name by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1829. It is found on the Canaries Islands, Morocco and Western Sahara, growing in a well drained soil like sand or grit with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 35 or even 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are pink over lilac to light blue, and occurs in late autumn.

The genera name after Ancient Greek σκίλλα; skílla which was the name for the plant way back. The species name means 'wide leaves'.

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