Scilla bifolia, 2 of 3

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Alpine Squill

Plantae
Monocots (Monocotyledons)
Asparagales
Family: Asparagus family
Asparagaceae (was Liliaceae)


I had noticed this years ago lost at the edge of daffodils amongst snowdrops in an area of lawn that had these bulbs when we came here in 1989. Finally nabbed it this year after confirming the identification.

Four days later I understand why I usually miss it. Leaves are still there but flower head gone !
20 March 2005
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
British Isles status: introduced after 1500 AD


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Photographer: J R Crellin

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NIKON D70
20/03/2005 12:17:42
1/80 sec - F/13
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 500
Light value: 11.4


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