Above: Siberian Squill in woods between Arbor Drive and Ho-Nee-Um Pond and near Council Ring. (4/9/19).
Siberian Squill - Scilla siberica (Ephemeral)
Siberian squill (Scilla sibirica) is a member of the lily family (Liliaceae) and one of the first of the spring-flowering bulbs to brighten the landscape in early spring. Siberian squill adapts well to deciduous woodlands.
Bluebell-like flowers have six petals and six stamens. It naturalizes rapidly from seed and it is suitable for planting in grass. It will spread by seed to form large colonies that go dormant by the time grass needs to be mowed.
Siberian Squill was brought to this country as an ornamental but it escaped into the wild and has become invasive.
Other names include: Wood Squill.
Above: Siberian Squill by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 1, 2019.
For more information on Siberian Squill, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the University of Wisconsin Master Gardener Program website page about Siberian Squill.
Or, visit the Division Extension Wisconsin Horticulture website page about Siberian Squill.
Above: Siberian Squill in woods between Arbor Drive and Ho-Nee-Um Pond and near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/19/19)