Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Rothm.

Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 53: 14 (1944) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plants tufted, bulbous, to c. 40 cm high. Leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 20–50 cm long, 10–35 mm wide. Inflorescence 6–8-flowered, erect or subsecund, apex remaining erect; pedicels 4–10 mm long. Flowers erect, lower ones usually becoming pendent, not scented; perianth campanulate, blue; tepals oblong-lanceolate, 15–20 mm long, spreading, not recurved at apex; stamens equal, inserted below middle of perianth; anthers blue. Flowers spring.

*GipP, *HSF, *Strz, *Wim. Native to Spain, commonly cultivated, plants occasionally escaping gardens in Victoria.

Hyacinthoides hispanica and H. non-scripta are commonly hybridised in cultivation, and many naturalised populations are likely to include or only consist of hybridised plants. As such, many plants encountered are likely to be somewhat intermediate between these two species.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-10-07
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hyacinthoides hispanica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hyacinthoides hispanica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

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