Sub-category: Asparagaceae family
A bulbous perennial native to Siberia. It naturalizes rapidly from seed. Flowers have six petals and six stamens, and are arranged singly or in racemes of 2 or 3. Most specimens have blue flowers, but the variety alba is white. The stamens of Scilla are separate, unlike those of the related genera Puschkinia and Chionodoxa, and pollen is the same color as the flower. After flowering, the flower stems become limp and pods form. At maturity, the pods become purple and split open, releasing small, dark brown seeds. When seed is mature, the leaves wither and the plant goes dormant till the next spring.
Commonly found in lawns, fields, landscaping, and forests. Blooms in early spring.