Please help ID this

Randall P. Linke
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:17:46 PDT
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> And is the plant in question actually S. peruviana (Oncostema peruviana)
> or is it one of the South African species, such as Merwilla plumbea (Scilla
> natalensis)? The foliage, what we can see of it, suggests this plant rather
> than S. peruviana.

My Merwilla dracomontana flowered for the first time this year.  Like M.
plumbea the flower head is somewhat more elongated, less congested and a
lighter shade of blue than what is pictured.  A better picture of the
foliage and of the inflorescence from the side would be helpful in
confirming the ID.

Monterey Bay Area, California


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