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Synonyms, Part 1:
Bellevalia bouriana Heldr. ex Nyman
Bellevalia calandriniana (Parl.) Nyman
Bellevalia comosa (L.) Kunth
Bellevalia graeca Heldr.
Bellevalia graminifolia Nyman
Bellevalia holzmannii Heldr.
Bellevalia pharmacusana (Heldr.) Nyman
Bellevalia pinardii Boiss.
Bellevalia sartoriana (Heldr.) Nyman
Botrycomus vulgaris Fourr.
Etheiranthus constrictus (Tausch) Kostel.
Etheiranthus milleri Kostel.
Etheiranthus milleri var. monstrosus Kostel.
Eubotrys comosa (L.) Raf.
Hyacinthus comosus L.
Hyacinthus fuliginosus Pall.
Hyacinthus monstrosus L.
Hyacinthus paniculatus Lam.
Leopoldia anguliflora Lojac.
Leopoldia bormaniana Lojac.
Leopoldia bouviana Heldr. ex Nyman
Leopoldia calandriniana Parl.
Leopoldia clusiana Heldr. ex Nyman
Leopoldia constricta Heldr.
Leopoldia curta Heldr.
Leopoldia graeca (Heldr.) Heldr.
Leopoldia graminifolia Heldr. ex Nyman

Author: Pierre Edmond Boissier, 1882
Origin:  Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Islands, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  40 (60) Centimetres
Flower:  Blue - Violet
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Grape Hyacinth, Tassel Hyacinth
Synonyms:  A lot, see below....

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by  Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1882. It is found around the Mediterranean Sea, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter , the plant to 40 centimetre, 60 with the flower. 

The name of the genus Muscari from the Greek word moschos meaning 'musk' and referring to the sweet aromatic scent of the flowers which, together with their often deep blue colouring, has made them popular in cultivation. The species name means 'Greek'.

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

Synonyms, Part 2:
Leopoldia holzmannii (Heldr.) Heldr.
Leopoldia pharmacusana Heldr.
Leopoldia pinardii (Boiss.) Parl.
Leopoldia pyramidalis (Tausch) Heldr.
Leopoldia sartoriana Heldr.
Leopoldia trojana Heldr.
Muscari bouvianum Heldr. ex Rouy
Muscari bulgaricum Velen.
Muscari calandrinianum (Parl.) Nyman
Muscari charrellii Heldr. ex Rouy
Muscari comosum (L.) Mill.
Muscari constrictum Tausch
Muscari courtilieri Boreau
Muscari cousturieri Gand.
Muscari cretensium Gand.
Muscari curtum (Heldr.) Boiss.
Muscari giennense Pau & Cuatrec.
Muscari graecum (Heldr.) Boiss.
Muscari graminifolium Heldr. & Holzm. ex Rouy
Muscari holzmannii (Heldr.) Hirc
Muscari longissimum Medik.
Muscari monstrosum (L.) Mill.
Muscari paniculatum (Lam.) Medik.
Muscari pharmacusanum (Heldr.) Boiss.
Muscari pinardii (Boiss.) Boiss.
Muscari pyramidale Tausch
Muscari sartorianum (Heldr.) Boiss.
Muscari segusianum E.P.Perrier & Songeon
Muscari trojanum (Heldr.) Boiss.
Pelotris paniculatus (Lam.) Raf.
Scilla comosa (L.) Salisb.
Scilla monstrosa (L.) Salisb.