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Common name

English: Portuguese Squill

German: Peruanischer Blaustern


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Asparagales (42)

        Family: Asparagaceae (28) (family description)

          Genus: Scilla (7)

           Epithet: peruviana L. (3)

Synonym: Caloscilla clusii Jord. & Fourr.

clusii => in honor of Charles de l’Écluse (Carolus Clusius) (1526–1609), Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist

peruviana => of Peruvian origin


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Scilla peruviana at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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