scilla forbesii (chionodoxa f.) glory-of-the-snow Asparagaceae/Hyacinthaceae CHLU7*; Bx vc (Z. Wang 2017);

Chionodoxa forbesii/lucilliae (glory-of-the-snow; Asparagaceae (MoBot); Hyacinthaceae (Mabberley 1997)).Zihao Wang.4/2017.Van Cortlandt Park, NYC

Scilla forbesii (glory-of-the-snow; Asparagaceae (MoBot); Hyacinthaceae (Mabberley 1997)).Zihao Wang.4/2017.Van Cortlandt Park, NYC

Scilla forbesii (http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:540792-1) is a low, monocotyledon herb, a spring ephemeral from a bulb, reproducing vegetatively by bulb off-sets.

Leaves basal, strap-like, narrow.

Scilla forbsii flower close-up. Graham Calow. Nature Spot Recording the Wildlife of Leicestershire & Rutland. naturespot.org.uk

Scilla forbesii flower close-up. Graham Calow. Nature Spot Recording the Wildlife of Leicestershire & Rutland. naturespot.org.uk (Accessed 1/2018).

Flowers blue with white center, 6 parted. Petals and sepals alike (tepals), blue with white base. Stamen filaments are flattened and grouped together.

Fruit a 3-parted capsule.