Sub-category: Hyacinth subfamily
It is a robust plant, with large bulbs which have thick fleshy roots. Each bulb produces several greyish-green leaves. Flowers are borne in a spike or raceme. Individual flowers are 7 to 9 mm long, grey-white when fully open, sometimes with a bluish tone; they have a distinct scent of musk.
Sometimes grown as an ornamental plant. In Connecticut they are commonly found in residential areas or along the edges of forests and roadsides. Blooms in spring.