After last week’s wild daffodils I bring you more spring bulbs… wild hyacinths! Well, kind of, I think these are actually squills (Scilla sp.) but they belong to the same family and I’ve always called them that. They’re everywhere right now. Two of these photos have a bonus little spider.
The rest of the pictures are below the fold in case any of you don’t want to see the spider. I happen to think the spider is adorable, and the rest of the photos are gorgeous. The light in the second to last photo is breathtaking.
Great photos thanks Nightjar.
Seems Blue Squill is a common name applied to a lot of different species botanically speaking -- wiki (sorry) :
My local (Adelaide hills) one which also known as Blue Star is Chamaescilla corymbosa see :
Which notes these were an Indigenous bush tucker source too although I haven’t tried eating its tubers myself and almost certainly never will. Marvellous little plants and extraordinarily vivid in colour.