- Scilla autumnalis – Autumn Squill: see Prospero autumnale
- Scilla maritima – Sea Squill: see Drimia maritima
- Scilla nutans – Common Bluebell: see Hyacinthoides non-scripta
- Scilla siehei – Glory-of-the-snow: see Chionodoxa siehei
Scilla peruviana is of interest for its name; it is a native of southwest Europe, not of Peru. When Carolus Linnaeus described the species in 1753, he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a shipnamed Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing.
Cultivation and uses
Many species, notably S. siberica, are grown in gardens for their attractive early spring flowers.
Squill liquid extract, a preparation of powdered squill bulbs extracted in ethanol, is an expectorant used in traditional cough medicines such as Gee′s Linctus and Buttercup Syrup. This article is from Wikipedia.