Hispanic hyacinthoides USDA PLANTS Symbol: HYHI5
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Rothm.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Liliales: Liliaceae

Hyacinthoides hispanica is a perennial herb that can grow from 7.9 to 15.7 in. (20-40 cm) tall.
Leaves are linear to lanceolate, strap-shaped, 7.9 to 19.7 in. (20-50 cm) x 0.4 to 1.4 in. (10-35 mm). Each plant usually has only 4 to 8 leaves.
Each raceme has 6 to 8 flowers. Flowers are bell-shaped, erect in bud but hang when in bloom, not fragrant, tepals are spreading, blue to purple in color, oblong to lanceolate, 0.6 to 0.8 in. (1.5 to 2 cm).
Plant can reproduce by bulb or by self-seeding. Bulbs are 0.04 to 0.08 in. (1-2 mm) in diameter.
Ecological Threat
Hyacinthoides hispanica can be found in woodland edges, and in other disturbed areas. It is native to Spain, Portugal and Northwest Africa.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil Swearingen, personal communication, 2009-2016