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Peruviana Squill

Scilla peruviana     Fr: Scille

This native of the western Mediterranean grows to about 50 cm, from a large bulb. Our photo was taken at the end of March, along the Brague river between Biot and Valbonne.

Flowers. Mar-May

Flower. The flowers grow in a dense conical racime of 20-100 blooms. The flowers have noticeable bracts; the lowest ones have long stalks while the upper are nearly stalkless.

Leaves. 6-10 linear, strap-shaped leaves, up to 60 cm long and 40 mm wide (broader than S. hyacinthoides; up to 50 cm high.

Habitat. Waysides, woodlands and grassy areas.

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