Muscari botryoides (L.) Mill.
Common Name: GRAPE-HYACINTH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Muscari botryoides A. A. Reznicek

A scattered escape from cultivation along roadsides and neighboring forests. First collected in 1927 in Genesee Co.

This is an old fashioned garden plant, less cultivated today that other species, but often found spreading around old homesites, and where dumped long ago. 

The broad, flat leaves do not start growth until the spring, and therefore usually have their tips intact, showing the characteristic abrupt taper to a prow-shaped apex. 

Locations

Allegan County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Genesee County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 23, 2020. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1439.