If it Looks Like a Hyacinth – Wood Hyacinth

Now that the irises are blooming, the daffodils are going to seed (because I haven’t deadheaded them all), and the tulips are starting to fade, I have a late-blooming bulb that is making a brilliant blue showing.

It looks like a hyacinth — similar leaves, growth habit, and appearance when the flower stalk first emerges — but as much as I Googled, I was unable to find a similar version. It looks a little like wild hyacinth, so for now, I’m calling it my pretty-blue-bell hyacinth.

UPDATE: It happens that someone posted a query on the Garden Web forums about Hyacinthoides Hispanica, or wood hyacinth, and a subsequent image search shows that my image matches! Another farm resident identified!!

hyacinth-like flower

hyacinth-like flower

hyacinth-like flower closeup

hyacinth-like flower closeup

Hyacinthoides hispanica

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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