Scilla non-scripta English bluebells; wood hyacinth Liliaceae SCNO*; Bx, bg; R, cg;


Scilla (Accessed 4/2014).

Scilla non-scripta is a perennial monocotyledon herb from bulbs; spring ephemeral; colonial from bulb offsets. 

Leaves from base arising from bulb, rather fleshy, ca 30 cm long, 1.4 cm wide, narrow, strap-like, somewhat folded along midrib; flowering stem about 40 cm long. 

Flowers blue to white, radially symmetrical, 4-12 along end of stem, narrowly bell-shaped, petals 6, tips curling back; blooming late April-May. 

Fruit green becoming brown. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Escaped from garden waste or planted in natural areas. 

Notes: plants go dormant by late May or early June (Bailey and Baily 1976).