- Hyacinthoides hispanica is a perennial herb that can grow from 7.9 to 15.7 in. (20-40 cm) tall.
- Leaves are linear to lanceolate, strap-shaped, 7.9 to 19.7 in. (20-50 cm) x 0.4 to 1.4 in. (10-35 mm). Each plant usually has only 4 to 8 leaves.
- Each raceme has 6 to 8 flowers. Flowers are bell-shaped, erect in bud but hang when in bloom, not fragrant, tepals are spreading, blue to purple in color, oblong to lanceolate, 0.6 to 0.8 in. (1.5 to 2 cm).
- Plant can reproduce by bulb or by self-seeding. Bulbs are 0.04 to 0.08 in. (1-2 mm) in diameter.
- Ecological Threat
- Hyacinthoides hispanica can be found in woodland edges, and in other disturbed areas. It is native to Spain, Portugal and Northwest Africa.
- Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas - National Park Service
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Invasive Listing Sources
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|