tisdag 25 maj 2010

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En ensam pärlhyacint har tittat upp bakom den nervissnande vintergecken.

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Muscari botryoides
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari
Species: M. botryoides

Common grape hyacinth is a perennial plant of the genus Muscari in the Hyacinthaceae family. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant.
The flowers are close together, and are almost totally round. The lower flowers are bend towards the ground, while the upper ones are pointing upwards. These ones are most of the times without stamen. The flowers are white, but a blue with a white edge, and pale rose varieties are available. The name botryoides is derived from the appearance of a miniature cluster of grapes.

The common grape hyacinth is originally from the Mediterranean area. This plant is common in the warmer areas of Central Europe. It grows now in orchards and vineyards.