Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Merwilla plumbea

Family: Asparagaceae

Common name: WILD SQUILL

Synonym: Scilla natalensis

Native to: South Africa


Type: perennial

Form: erect

Max height: 1.5 feet

Max width: 1 foot


blue/green, pink, violet, white/off white




Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: regular