Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Bulbous Crest Hyacinth

The crest hyacinth (Muscari comosum) is a bulbous plant of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae). The plant is 10-50 cm high. The plant has three to five ground-self, 7-40 cm long, ribbon-shaped leaves that often bowed down to the end and gradually tapering in the middle slot.

The crest hyacinth blossoms from April to July. The flowers grow in long, conical to cylindrical, relatively loose bunches. Only the lower flowers are fertile. These are brown, 5-10 mm long, oblong-shaped jug, loose and horizontal oblique. The upper flowers are sterile, and less bright purple-blue. They form a crest and are long, winding stems upstream. The fruits are triangular, almost Three wing, to 1.5 cm long fruit capsules.

The crest hyacinth is originally from Spain, France, Central Europe, southern Russia, the Mediterranean and the Levant. It is found in fallow and cultivated land, rough verges along dune shrubs on dry soils and poor nutrition Garrigues.

The crest is also hyacinth culture. There are also cultivars with only sterile flowers.

The Ancient Greeks considered the crest hyacinth as a nutritious plant. The physician Galen [1] tells us also that the crest hyacinth an ideal aphrodisiac.

Names in other languages:

• German: Schopfige Traubenhyazinthe

• English: Tassel Hyacinth

• French: Muscari à toupee


See also: Sending Flowers, Online Florist, Florist

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