Scilla siberica

Family (Traditional)Hyacinthaceae
Species:Scilla siberica Andrews
Common NameSiberian Squill
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: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; 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: lily-like; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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
Othocallis siberica Othocallis siberica (Andrews) Speta
Scilla sibirica Scilla sibirica Andrews

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: Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU002110 Robertson Tennessee 20 Mar 1986 Reagan Bristol
Scilla siberica
MTSU002111 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Oct 2002 Dwayne Estes
Scilla siberica
31234100088143 Jefferson Kentucky 02 Mar 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
Scilla siberica
31234100088127 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Mar 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
Scilla siberica
BEREA004590 Madison Kentucky 28 Mar 2010 Ralph L. Thompson, Katrina Rivers Thompson
Scilla sibirica
BEREA004589 Madison Kentucky 03 Apr 1981 David D. Taylor
Scilla sibirica
BEREA004588 Madison Kentucky 22 Mar 1991 J. Richard Abbott, Ralph L. Thompson
Scilla sibirica
BEREA004591 Madison Kentucky 28 Mar 2010 Ralph L. Thompson
Scilla sibirica
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