Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
SIBERIAN SQUILL, SQUILL
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.