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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Muscari graecum
  Author of this page: Panos & Stavros.

Photo by Panos & Stavros.

  
Author:  Pierre Edmond Boissier 1882
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Mediterranean
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  40 (60) centimetres
Flower:  Blue-Violet
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Grape Hyacinth, Tassel Hyacinth
Synonyms:  Muscari comosum(L.) Miller., M.giennense, M.holzmannii,
M.bulgaricum, M.calandrinianum, M.charrelii, M.constrictum,M.cousturieri,M.graminifolium,
M.pharmacusanum, Leopoldia pinardii, Leopoldia sartoriana, Leopoldia comosa, Leopoldia graeca, Bothryanthus charrelii.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae  family was given this name by  Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1882. It is found around the Mediterranean, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter , the plant to 40 centimetre, 60 with the flower. 

 The name of the genus "Muscari" comes from the Greek word for "moschos" meaning 'musk' and refers to the sweet aromatic scent of the flowers which, together with their often deep blue colouring, has made them popular in cultivation. "graecum" means Greek.