Muscari armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker, Gard. Chron. n.s., 9: 798 1878. (Syn: Bellevalia aperta (Freyn & Conrath) Grossh.; Botryanthus micranthus Baker .; Muscari alexandrae A.P.Khokhr. ………………; Pseudomuscari apertum (Freyn & Conrath) Garbari);
small herb from Ooty for id 020211MK2: Kindly help to id this small herb found in a garden planted at Ooty town, Nilgiris.
Date/Time- 24-01-2011 / 08:50 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP ca.2200asl; Ooty, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden
Height/Length- 15 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.15 cm long; cylindric
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Raceme;
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- blue; c. 0.5 X 0.25 cm
I hope Muscari armeniacum
Grape hyacinth if I am not mistaken.
I have just this Foto from April 2008 from my garden in Ritterhude.
Frankly speaking, there seems to be little to choose from M. armeniacum and M. botryoides. Both are known as Grape hyacinth; M. armeniacum as Garden Grape hyacinth and M. botryoides as Compact Grape hyacinth. The most important difference between the two species being that tips of perianth are recurved in M. botryoides, but erect in M. armeniacum; fls are ca 3 mm long in M. botryoides, 6-8 mm M. armeniacum; leaves equalling the scape in M. botryoides, exceeding in M. armeniacum.
Yes, … My plant has leaves exceeding the scape; hence could be confirmed as M. armeniacum. But the perianth tip also recurved here sir, ?