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Hyacinthoides italica

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthoides
Species: Hyacinthoides italica


Hyacinthoides italica (L.) Rothm.


* Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. Berlin 53:15. 1944
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

The Italian Bluebell or Italian Squil (Hyacinthoides italica, syn. Endymion italicus or Scilla italica), is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial native to the central Mediterranean region in northwestern Italy, southern France and northeastern Spain. It is one of three species in the genus Hyacinthoides, the others being the Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in northwestern Europe, and the Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) further west in the Iberian Peninsula.

It is in some respects intermediate between the Common and Spanish species in having slender leaves (as in H. non-scripta or even slenderer, 3-12 mm broad), but a dense, conical flowering raceme 10-40 cm tall (as in H. hispanica; not sparse and one-sided as in H. non-scripta).


* Huxley, A. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening vol. 2: 604. Macmillan.

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