Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bellevalia hyacinthoides

Bellevelia hyacintoides is one of the first flowers that one can see in Greece. It has been thought that it is endemic to western and northern Greece but it might also occur in Albania as well. The genus belongs to the Asparagaceae family but some scientist place it in a separate family, Hyacinthaceae. The name of the species has caused a lot of debate as some refer to it as Strangweja hyacinthoides. They are really small flowers and the bloom is just a few centimetres higher than earth.  The leaves are flat and longer than the flower but they are not erected.


marijke said...

How lovely to see this hyacinths are growing in the wild. Overhere it's not.
gr. Marijke

Greece's Flora said...

I love them too!!!