Muscari armeniacum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeMuscariMuscari armeniacum


A bulbous perennial herb of free-draining soils in grasslands and hedgerows and on sand dunes, roadsides, walls and waste ground. It is often discarded from gardens and sometimes deliberately planted in the wild. Populations can rapidly spread vegetatively and by seed in suitable habitats. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the Balkans, Turkey and the Caucasus.

Distribution information

Weighted Changed Factor: 93

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Rich TCG, Jermy AC
1998.  Plant crib 1998.