Scilla bifolia L. is commonly cultivated, spreads readily in gardens, and probably will be found as an escape at some point. It is a deep blue-flowered (though pink and white forms exist), small species with a raceme of up facing flowers (like S. forbesii), but much smaller and lacking both a pale center and basally fused tepals.

1. Flowers spreading to nodding, bell shaped; tepals separate; anthers bluish.

S. siberica

1. Flowers up facing, opening ± flat; tepals fused for ca. 3–4 mm at the base; anthers yellowish to white.

2. Flowers 1–2 (–3), pale blue (rarely white) throughout.

S. luciliae

2. Flowers mostly 3–8 in a raceme, deep blue with a distinctly paler, almost white, center.


All species found in Scilla

Scilla forbesiiGLORY-OF-THE-SNOW 
Scilla luciliaeGLORY-OF-THE-SNOW 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 1, 2022.