Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Starch Grape-hyacinth - Muscari neglectum    Gussoni ex Tenore
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AuthorGussoni ex Tenore
DistributionMostly Piedmont and northern Coastal Plain, but scattered over the entire state.

Native of southern Europe and northern Africa; in N.A. in the eastern half of the U.S.
AbundanceUncommon to locally common, except rare in the Mountains and outer Coastal Plain.
HabitatRoadsides, yard weed, campuses, waste ground, trailsides, along creeks, old fields.
PhenologyFlowering March-May and fruiting May-June.
IdentificationThis species is much more common in the state than is the Common Grape-hyacinth (M. botryoides), despite the vernacular names. It has leaves rounded in cross-section (vs. relatively flat or channeled). It also has the flower (corolla) distinctly longer than wide, more tubular in shape; the other species has the flower nearly spherical in shape.
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