Muscari neglectum Guss. ex Ten., 1842
Common names : Grape Hyacinth, Starch Grape Hyacinth [En], Muscari à grappe, Muscari en grappe, Muscari négligé, Muscari oublié ou Ail des chiens [Fr], Weinbergs-Traubenhyazinthe [De], Lampascione [It], Μούσκαρι το παραμελημένο [Gr], Dağ sümbülü [Tu]
Kuşuvası, Alanya, ANTALYA ● Turkey
Taxonomy: The genus Muscari Mill. comprises about 50 species distributed from temperate Europe, the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Traditionally belonging to Liliaceae, it is now usually placed in the family Hyacinthaceae Batsch, subfamily Hyacinthoideae Link. (Speta, 1998). The volume and infra generic arrangement of Muscari is not yet settled.
Description: Herbaceous plant growing from a bulb, 10–30 cm in height. Narrowly long linear leaves, almost cylindrical, arise from the stem base. Dense terminal cluster on the end of a fragile-looking stem. Flowers dark blue to blackish-blue with a white rim at the mouth. The fruit is a 3-valved capsula.
Distribution: Widespread, native to South Western Asia and the Mediterranean region (Southern Europe to Caucasus and Afghanistan), imported to North America and become naturalized.
Herrmann N., Weiss G., Durkac W., 2006. Biological Flora of Central Europe: Muscari, Flora 201, 81–101.