Monday, 6 February 2012

Scilla flowers pictures.

Former species

[edit]Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana is of interest for its name; it is a native of southwest Europenot 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.

[edit]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[6] and Buttercup Syrup.[7] This article is from Wikipedia.

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