Sub-category: Hyacinth subfamily
Native to Asia and the Middle East. This genus is named in honor of the Russian botanist Apollo Mussin-Pushkin. Leaves are green and strap-like, growing in twos. Flowers are borne in early spring in racemes to 25 cm high. Seeds are borne in three-parted capsules. After seed ripens in early summer, plants go dormant till the next spring.