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Scilla socialis Baker
Refug. Bot. (Saunders) t. 180.

Accepted Scientific Name: Ledebouria socialis (Baker) Jessop
J. S. African Bot. xxxvi. 253 (1970)

Scilla socialis (Ledebouria socialis) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
(Silver Squill) is probably the most popular bulb among succulent collections, it has stunning spots on the leaves which make it beautiful and interesting to look at. Whenever a plant lover comes across it, it always elicits a very favourable response.


See all synonyms of Ledebouria socialis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ledebouria socialis (Baker) Jessop
J. S. African Bot. xxxvi. 253 (1970)
Synonymy: 7

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, South African Scilla, Bluebell, Silver Squill, Wood hyacinth

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Ledebouria socialis group

  • Ledebouria socialis (Baker) Jessop: forms small, teardrop-shaped aboveground bulbs. Leaves silvery white, shield-shaped with dark green dots. Flowers Small, green and purple in short, nodding racemes. Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • Ledebouria violacea (Hutch.) Tjaden: foliage is silvery gray-green flecked with dark green and the undersurfaces of the leaves are violet (hence the specific name), but most botanist agree that it should all be included in the Ledebouria socialis.
  • Scilla pauciflora Link ex Schult.f.: is a horticultural name for a plant that is likely a Ledebouria socilais. The name has not been published, but this plant is often available on the trade.

10277 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Scilla socialis (Ledebouria socialis) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
25361 carolina Carolina González
Scilla socialis (Ledebouria socialis) Photo by: Carolina González

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