Pink flowers on wands

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Ken R, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Ken R

    Ken R Active Member

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    All right, how about this one? This stand of violet-pink flowers on wand-like stems has popped up in the past few weeks. You can't really see the leaves well in this photo. They are basal, strap-like, and rather short.
     

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    Is it a Lirope species?
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    That would have leaves present.
     
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    I think Ken R said
    That said, Lirope is only a guess.
     
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    Scilla scilloides.

    Mine are just starting to bloom, and I expect they'll never get so large here as those pictured.
     
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    Dang, AB, here I thought I was finally going to be the first to get a tough one. But I wouldn't have gotten it quite right, as I have Scilla autumnalis which seems to be considerably shorter. Has been blooming for a couple of weeks already, I think.
     
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    Leaves present as in next to the flowers. Often the spikes are partly obscured.
     
  8. Ken R

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    Thanks to all. Scilla scilloides seems right.

    According to one web site, a key trait that marks Scilla scilloides from Scilla autumnalis is yellow anthers for S. scilloides versus pink for S. autumnalis. My plants have yellow anthers, although that doesn't show well in the photo.
     

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