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Prospero autumnalis

Scille d’automne
Autumn Squill

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

5-7 mm

Flowering months

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Linear

Height

5-20 cm

Description

Previously known as Scilla autumnalis.

Not a bulb but a corm, which is a rounded underground storage organ consisting of a swollen stem covered with scale leaves. Leaves are absent at flowering time.

Dry grassy and rocky areas, fields and roadsides.

Flowers

Flowers are pale to deep lilac, star-shaped, with stalks, borne in racemes of up to 20 flowers.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. 3-12 narrow basal leaves, 0.5-3 mm wide, hairless, grooved in the middle. Normally absent by time of flowering.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

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