Has the Sky Fallen?

Has the sky fallen?

My beautiful picture

No, it’s Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica), a European lawn weed that has naturalized in the lawns of large older historic homes in near northwest neighborhood in Elgin.


My beautiful picture


My beautiful picture

Squill neighbor

An abandoned house in my neighborhood last spring, contained not only Squills. but daffodils and Penn Sedge, as well.

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Two miniature, cobalt blue lilies dangle from the top of 4-6” stems, surrounded by stiff green leaves.  It multiplies quickly by seed; as lawn grass starts to grow, the plant conveniently goes dormant.  Since the lawn is non-native, I don’t care if non-native plants grow within it; they can, however, become invasive in a wild flower garden.


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