Muscari neglectum

Gussone ex Tenore
Syll. Pl. Fl. Neapol., App. 5: 13. 1842.
Introduced
Basionym: Hyacinthus racemosus Linnaeus 1753
Synonyms: Muscari atlanticum Boissier & Reuter
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 318. Mentioned on page 317.

Plants to 20(–30) cm. Bulbs ovoid, 2–3 × 2–2.5 cm, offsets usually present, tunics dark brown. Leaves 3–6; blade channeled to subterete, narrowly linear, (10–)15–30(–40) cm × 2–5(–8) mm, apex abruptly contracted. Scape 8–25(–30) cm, usually ± equaling leaves. Racemes 20–40-flowered. Flowers: perianth tube blackish blue, obovoid to oblong-urceolate or cylindric, 4–6 × 2–3 mm, teeth white; fertile and sterile flowers ± equal (sterile may be slightly smaller and paler); pedicel declined or nodding, 3–5 mm. Capsules 5–7(–10) × 5–7(–10) mm. 2n = 18, 36, 45, 54, 72.


Phenology: Flowering early–mid spring.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, woods, abandoned gardens
Elevation: 0–1500 m

Distribution

Introduced; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ill., Ind., La., Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., s Europe, n Africa, sw Asia, expected elsewhere.

Discussion

W. T. Stearn (1990) typified Hyacinthus racemosus and discussed the taxonomically different applications of that name and Muscari racemosum. The latter binomial, misattributed to (Linnaeus) Miller, sometimes has been used for what is correctly called M. neglectum.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Muscari neglectum"
Gerald B. Straley† +  and Frederick H. Utech +
Gussone ex Tenore +
Hyacinthus racemosus +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, La. +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, s Europe +, n Africa +, sw Asia +  and expected elsewhere. +
0–1500 m +
Roadsides, fields, woods, abandoned gardens +
Flowering early–mid spring. +
Syll. Pl. Fl. Neapol., App. +
Introduced +
Muscari atlanticum +
Muscari neglectum +
species +