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Muscari comosum

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Hyacinthaceae
Subfamilia: Hyacinthoideae
Tribus: Hyacintheae
Genus: Muscari
Species: Muscari comosum


Muscari comosum (L.) Mill.


* Gard. dict. ed. 8: Muscari no. 2. 1768
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

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Ελληνικά Μούσκαρι το εύκομο

Muscari comosum, or tassel hyacinth (syn. Tufted Grape Hyacinth, Hairy Muscari, Edible Muscari, or Cipollini) is a Grape Hyacinth, a herbaceous plant of the genus Muscari growing to 12 inches, with greenish spikes and purple tips. Cultivars include 'Plumosum' ('plumed', blue violet), and 'Monstrosum' (reddish purple). it originated in the Mediterranean basin, but spread northwards, appearing in the British Isles in the sixteenth century. It naturalises easily and may become invasive. It is served in Mediterranean countries as cipollini, and are raised as edible plants.

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