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Scilla bifolia L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Scilla bifolia L.

Character recognition:

Plant: is a herbaceous perennial; up 10 -20 cm in height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: erect and unbranched;
Leaves: are two lance-shaped, curved, fleshy and shiny leaves; The bases of the leaves clasp up to about the half of the stem (amplexicaul);
Flowers: the raceme bears 6-10 flowers; bracts absent or present ovate-lanceolate, about 1 mm;
Fruits: capsule 6–8 mm across.

Confusion: [...]

Scilla bifolia
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Scilla bifolia L.

Bloom time: Mar , Apr , May
Flower color: violet - blue
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

Scilla bifolia is native to Europe and western Russia south through Turkey to Syria. The plant is found in shady places, woods of beech or deciduous trees, and mountain grasslands.

Classification

Scilla bifolia L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Scilla bifolia L.

Propagation - by bulbils summer, in the cold greenhouse. Scilla bulbs are replant in October at 8-10 cm depth and 8-10 cm between bulbs.
By seeds, after ripening fruit on sandy substrate in cold greenhouse, will bloom after 3-4 years.

 

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