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habit prior to flowering in spring (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Scilla hyacinthoides L.
hyacinth bluebell, hyacinth squill
Native to southern Europe (i.e. Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, southern France, Portugal and Spain) and western Asia.
This species is occasionally naturalised in south-eastern South Australia (i.e. in the Mount Lofty Ranges region and on Kangaroo Island).
Hyacinth bluebell (Scilla hyacinthoides) has escaped cultivation as a garden ornamental in South Australia, and is regarded as an environmental weed in some parts of this state. It is mainly a problem in the Adelaide region, where it has recently been listed as a common environmental weed.
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