Scilla bithynica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeScillaScilla bithynica


A bulbous perennial herb naturalised on river banks, in churchyards, in open woodland and on grassy banks. It originates as a garden escape or from deliberate planting, and also occurs as a relic of cultivation. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of Bulgaria and N. Turkey.

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

Nicolle D
1991.  Scilla bithynica. BSBI News. 58:40-41.