Hyacinthus orientalis L. - Garden Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis plant

Family - Liliaceae

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Hyacinthus orientalis flowers

Hyacinthus orientalis flowers

Flowering - March - May.

Habitat - Cultivated.

Origin - Native to North Africa and Eurasia.

Other info. - This showy species can be found cultivated throughout Missouri and is commonly sold as a potted plant just about everywhere. The flowers of cultivated plants range from white to blue or pink. Wild plants have far fewer flowers than those of cultivated plants and are usually bluish.
H. orientalis contains alkaloids and is toxic if eaten in large quantities. Some people are allergic to the sap.

Photographs taken in Vale, NC., 3-15-03


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