Placed in the Liliaceae in Michigan Flora. The garden hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis L.) has been collected persisting where dumped with garden refuse in Alpena Co., but is not really established. Additional species of Muscari and Scilla plus the related Puschkinia are also commonly cultivated and may escape.

1. Tepals united for half or more of their length; perianth blue or purple, less than 6 mm long.


1. Tepals completely separate or united at base only; perianth white or blue, but more than 6 mm long.

2. Flowers 1–4 (–7) on a stem (more than one stem may be formed per plant), deep blue; leaves usually 2–4.


2. Flowers (3–) 5–30 or more per stem, white or pale blue; leaves 4–10.

3. Tepals white, with green median stripe on outer side; filaments broad and flat (winged), wider at the middle than the anthers; flowers fewer than 20, in a raceme or corymb.


3. Tepals white to blue, without green stripe; filaments slender or somewhat flattened toward base only; flowers usually more than 20, in an elongate raceme.



MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 22, 2020. https://michiganflora.net/family.aspx?id=Hyacinthaceae.