Image: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.
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Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Light blue to white
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: Wild Hyacinth is a beautiful plant that does well in open woodland gardens! Prefers acidic, rich soils. Goes dormant by mid-summer.
Native Range: Native to the Lower Midwest and parts of the South. Minnesota is just outside of its native range but it survives well here and is not aggressive.
Pollinators: Bees, flies, wasps
Flowers: Each flower has 6 tepals. Flowers form on racemes of up to 20 flowers which bloom from the bottom up. Primary reproduction is by bulb offshoots. The flowers somewhat resemble those of the cultivated florist hyacinths. These form an open terminal spike atop a 2′ tall bare stem. Bloom color may vary from whitish, to shades of blue, lavender or lilac.
Leaves: Basal leaves are narrow and grass-like, up to 12″ long.
Other names: Atlantic Camas
More Information: USDA PLANT profile
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Mesic Soil, Spring Blooming, Medium Height