Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn

RBGE Accession number:19771097

Living plants of this accession

19771097AG20Temperate Lands

Collected in: Spain: Canary Is

Collection number: 5602

Collected by: Long, David G.

Drimia maritima (syn. Urginea maritima) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae (formerly the family Hyacinthaceae). This species is known by several common names, including squillsea squillsea onion and maritime squill. It may also be called red squill, particularly a form which produces red-tinged flowers instead of white. It is native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

Text & Images – Sylvie Soudan

Collection date: 04 April 1977