Hyacinthoides nonscripta

Family (Traditional)Hyacinthaceae
Species:Hyacinthoides nonscripta (L.) Chouard
Common NameEnglish Bluebell
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: Febuary; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Endymion non-scripta Endymion non-scripta (L.) Garcke
Endymion nutans Endymion nutans (Sm.) Dumort.
Hyacinthoides non-scripta Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard
Hyacinthoides nonscripta Hyacinthoides nonscripta (L.) Chouard
Hyacinthus non-scriptus Hyacinthus non-scriptus
Scilla cernua Scilla cernua
Scilla festalis Scilla festalis Salisb., nom. superfl.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Franklin (TN), Maury (TN), Obion (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MTSU, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2006 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU001835 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Mar 2006 Mandi Lin Purnell
Hyacinthus non-scriptus
UOS07123 Franklin Tennessee 19 Apr 2009 Jon Evans
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
APSC0038582 Obion Tennessee
Hyacinthoides nonscripta
MTSU003108 Maury Tennessee 08 Apr 2010 Kaleb Hinson
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
MTSU002109 Rutherford Tennessee Apr. 1987 Brad Kovach
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
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