Common Hyacinth

  • Scientific Name: Hyacinthus orientalis
  • Ref: Linnaeus Sp. Pl.: 317 1753.
  • English Common Name: common hyacinth
  • Chinese Common Name: 风信子 fēngxìnzǐ
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Subfamily: Scilloideae
  • Tribe: Hyacintheae
  • Genus: Hyacinthus
  • Distribution: native range is S Turkey to N Israel, widly cultivated everywhere in the temperate world.
It is a bulbous plant, with a 3–7 cm diameter bulb. The leaves are strap-shaped, 15–35 cm long and 1–3 cm broad, with a soft, succulent texture, and produced in a basal whorl. The flowering stem is a raceme, which grows to 20–35 cm (rarely to 45 cm) tall, bearing 2–50 fragrant purple flowers 2–3.5 cm long with a tubular, six-lobed perianth. (Wikipedia)

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