Muscari comosum

Family (Traditional)Asparagaceae
Species:Muscari comosum (L.) P. MIller
Common NameTassel Grape Hyacinth
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: 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: linear; 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; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Tepal Fusion: Yes; Tepal Number: 6
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
Leopoldia comosa Leopoldia comosa Parl.

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), Trigg (KY), Blount (TN), Knox (TN), McNairy (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN

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

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU002129 Tennessee
Muscari comosum
TENN-V-0067201 Montgomery Tennessee
Muscari comosum
31234100087228 Jefferson Kentucky 05 Apr 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
Muscari comosum
TENN-V-0067198 Blount Tennessee
Muscari comosum
TENN-V-0067200 McNairy Tennessee
Muscari comosum
APSC0038548 Montgomery Tennessee
Muscari comosum
APSC0038547 Trigg Kentucky
Muscari comosum
TENN-V-0067199 Knox Tennessee
Muscari comosum
APSC0038556 Montgomery Tennessee
Muscari comosum
APSC0038558 Montgomery Tennessee
Muscari comosum
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