Above: Striped Squill growing with Siberian Squill in woods near the Sycamore tree on Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin (4/6/21).
Striped Squill - Puschkinia scilloides (Naturalized/Garden Escapee)
Striped Squill is a non-native plant that naturalizes in "tough" spots including shady areas. It is classified as one of the "minor bulbs" vs. the "major," more showy bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths and tulips.
Striped Squill flowers has six petals, each with a blue stripe down the center. The flowers are arranged in a racame around a central stalk.
The flowers have a clean, spicy fragrance.
Other names: Early Stardrift.
For more information on the Striped Squill, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension website page about Striped Squill.
Above: Striped Squill in scrub area by Duck Pond parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin (4/06/21).
Above: Striped Squill in yard on Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin (4/06/21).
Above: 1875 Puschkinia Sicula botanical illustration.