Higher classification Scilloideae
Scientific name Hyacinthoides
|Lower classifications Common Bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica|
English bluebells hyacinthoides non scripta common bluebells
Hyacinthoides is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, known as bluebells.
- English bluebells hyacinthoides non scripta common bluebells
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Ggtv paul s plant pick hyacinthoides hispanica gardenerguy com
Hyacinthoides is classified in the subfamily Scilloideae (now part of the family Asparagaceae, but formerly treated as a separate family, called Hyacinthaceae), alongside genera such as Scilla, Chionodoxa and Ornithogalum. Hyacinthoides is differentiated from these other genera by the presence of two bracts at the base of each flower, rather than one bract per flower or no bracts in the other genera.
According to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families as of July 2012, the genus contains 11 species and one interspecific hybrid. The majority of species are distributed around the Mediterranean Basin, with only one species, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, occurring further north in north-western Europe. The species belong, according to analysis using molecular phylogenetics, to three species groups.