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crittergarden
Mar 16, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Another photo found on Pinterest with no ID.....
Can anyone name it for me so I can look it up and/or get it?
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 16, 2014 1:13 PM CST
The flowers appear Scilla-like and I'd suggest Scilla (Oncostema) hughii. Any bulb experts here?
http://www.google.ca/search?q=Scilla+hughii&client=safari&rl...
http://www.actaplantarum.org/floraitaliae/viewtopic.php?t=36...

If this ID is correct (which I think it is...), the long bracts* (obvious in the photo) distinguish it from the similar Scilla peruviana (there are also leaf differences); see both here:
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Scilla

NB. *Also the purple-flushed pedicels.
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crittergarden
Mar 16, 2014 1:33 PM CST
Thanks Lori - I will start with your links.
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crittergarden
Mar 16, 2014 1:35 PM CST
It's definitely A scilla!
Thank you very much!
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crittergarden
Mar 16, 2014 3:40 PM CST
Wanted to give an extra "thanks" - I never would have thought "scilla".
The only scilla I knew about were the ones tiny like chinodoxa.

So thank you again
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Calif_Sue
Mar 16, 2014 4:04 PM CST

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Looks very similar to my Peruvian Lily (Scilla peruviana)
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 16, 2014 4:14 PM CST
The Pacific Bulb Society link I added lists the ways in which Scilla hughii is distinguished from Scilla peruviana; just scroll to each of the two entries at the link. The most obvious way (and the one visible in the photo in question) is the prominent bracts.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 16, 2014 7:24 PM CST

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Ah, I reread it and see how easy the two can be confused.
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