Scilla siberica Haw.
Common Name: SIBERIAN SQUILL, SQUILL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Ditches, fields, and forests; a very common early spring bulb from Eurasia, carpeting some gardens in blue and doubtless a more common escape than the few records suggest. First collected in 1960 in Houghton Co.

Sometimes segregated as Othocallis siberica (Haw.) Speta, this species seems especially prone to spreading into deciduous forests. Though quite small and ephemeral, so likely doing little harm, it is disconcerting to see great gobs of blue carpeting the understory of an otherwise fairly natural woodland.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Ottawa County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 27, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1443.