Wild Hyacinths

From Nightjar,

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.

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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.

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  1. StevoR says

    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 :


    & http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com/2010/06/chamaescilla-corymbosa-var-corymbosa.html

    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.

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