140421 AUTUMN SQUILL Scilla autumnalis (Liliaceae) Height to 7cm
Similar to Spring Squill but separable by flowering time and subtle difference in appearance of the flowers. Confined to coastal grassland. FLOWERS are 10-15mm across, bell-shaped and bluish purple; borne in compact, terminal clusters on a slender stalk, the flowers lacking an accompanying bract (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are wiry, basal and appear in autumn. STATUS-Coasts of SW England only.