Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 03/14/2016


Photo taken on May  6, 2015


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Siberian Squill
Family: Asparagaceae
6 May 2015
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Alberta
Canada
foliage
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blue
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Genus: Scilla


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Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill
This photo and the next were taken on 6 May 2015, when I called in at the Reader Rock Garden after a volunteer shift. Each year, I try and take quite a few photos of various garden flowers, ready to have something bright and colourful to post during our long, cold, snowy winter months. This winter has been ridiculously mild, apart from a number of very cold periods that brought snow, so I haven't really needed as many bright photos to post. Spring is almost here, so this is a reminder of what is yet to come.

It's very overcast this morning (14 March 2016) and +3C, with a forecast for wet flurries (snow and rain) for this afternoon. Scattered flurries for this evening and overnight. We, especially the farmers, desperately need moisture. However, like it seems to have happened many times, the forecast could easily change and there will be no sign of 'the white stuff'.

"Scilla (/ˈsɪlə/; Squill)[2] is a genus of about 50 to 80 bulb-forming perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, native to woodlands, subalpine meadows, and seashores throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. A few species are also naturalized in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Their flowers are usually blue, but white, pink, and purple types are known; most flower in early spring, but a few are autumn-flowering.

Scilla has most recently been classified as belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae; the subfamily was formerly treated as a separate family, Hyacinthaceae. Prior to that, it was placed in the Hyacintheae tribe of the Liliaceae family." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla

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