Taxon: Muscari botryoides (L.) Mill.

Genus: Muscari
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Hyacintheae
Subtribe: Hyacinthinae
Nomen number: 24751
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Muscari no. 1 "botryoide", errata. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Dec-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • compact grape-hyacinth  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • grape-hyacinth  (Source: Weed CIBA) - English
  • Italian grape-hyacinth  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • jacinto  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pärlhyacint  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czechoslovakia ; Germany ; Hungary ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Garbari, F. & W. Greuter 1970. On the taxonomy and typification of Muscari Miller (Liliaceae) and allied genera, and on the typification of generic names (Taxon) 19:333.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


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