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.
Habitat: Escaped from garden waste or planted in natural areas.
Notes: plants go dormant by late May or early June (Bailey and Baily 1976).