Montana Wildflowers #6

Grape Hyacinth with Dandelions
Frenchtown, Montana

I'm uncertain whether these flowers are truly wild or are just "volunteer" blooms from someone else's planting. They appear in my back yard every spring and I wait to mow the lawn until they are spent.

According to Wikipedia, these are members of the genus muscari, perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. While the common name is grape hyacinth, they are not true hyacinths. In the United States, they are also commonly referred to as bluebells.

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