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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Urginea maritima
 
  
Author:  John Gilbert Baker 1873
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Mediterranean Basin & Canary Islands
Soil:  Sand or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Sea Squill, Sea Onion, Red Squill, White Sguill
Cebolla albarrana, Cebolla de grajo, Ceba Marina, Ceborrancha, Escila, Esquila, Scille Maritime, Grande Scille, Oignon Marin, Skilokrémidha, Vana-palândam, Ein Sit, Hatzav
Synonyms:  Urginea scilla, Steinh. 1834. Scilla maritima, Linnaeus 1753. Charybdis maritima, Franz Speta 1998, Ornithogalum maritimum, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck.
Drimia maritima, Stearn 1978.


The bulb by Ivan Cupic from Aqrabim
ascent, east Negev desert.

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1873. It is found in the Mediterranean Basin and on the Canary Islands, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb can grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to 30 centimetres long. The large flower stalk can grow up to 1,5 meter and the flowers are white.