Hyacinthoides italica

Hyacinthoides italica, the Italian bluebell or Italian squill, is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial plant belonging to the family Asparagaceae.[2][3]

Italian bluebell
Inflorescence of a wild Hyacinthoides italica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Hyacinthoides
Species:
H. italica
Binomial name
Hyacinthoides italica
Synonyms[1]
  • Endymion italicus (L.) Chouard
  • Hyacinthus italicus (L.) E.H.L.Krause
  • Ornithogalum spicatum Gaterau
  • Scilla bertolonii Duby
  • Scilla byzantina Poir.
  • Scilla italica L.
  • Scilla pallida Salisb.
  • Scilla pauciflora Link ex Schult. & Schult.
  • Scilla purpurea Mill.
  • Somera italica (L.) Salisb.

It is one of around 11 species in the genus Hyacinthoides, others including the common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in northwestern Europe, and the Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) further west in the Iberian Peninsula.[4]


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