Scilla mischtschenkoana

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Scilla mischtschenkoana
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Scilla
Species: S. mischtschenkoana
Binomial name
Scilla mischtschenkoana

Othocallis mischtschenkoana

Scilla mischtschenkoana (Mishchenko squill, early squill, white squill) is a perennial that is native to the South Caucasus and northern Iran.

Each plant grows from a small bulb, with 2-3 strap shaped leaves and pale blue flowers with darker veins, blooming in early spring or late winter. Plants reach 5 to 15 cm (2.0 to 5.9 in) high and approximately 5 cm (2.0 in) wide.[1][2]

S. mischtschenkoana[3] and the cultivar 'Tubergeniana'[4] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ Christopher Brickell (15 August 2011). American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers. Penguin. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-7566-7508-0. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scilla mischtschenkoana". RHS Plant Selector. The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scilla mischtschenkoana". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scilla mischtschenkoana 'Tubergeniana'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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