Ledebouria socialis

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Ledebouria socialis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Ledebouria
Species: L. socialis
Binomial name
Ledebouria socialis
(Baker) Jessop
  • Scilla socialis Baker
  • Scilla violacea Hutch.

Ledebouria socialis, the silver squill or wood hyacinth, is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It was first described by John Gilbert Baker as Scilla socialis in 1870.[1] John Peter Jessop later revised the genus Scilla and split off several species, reclassifying Scilla socialis into the genus Ledebouria in 1970.[2] It is often cultivated and grows well with minimal care.[3]


  1. ^ "Scilla socialis Baker". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  2. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Zachos, E. 2005. Tempting Tropicals: 175 Irresistible Indoor Plants. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. pp. 221-222.

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