The Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides) is a flowering, bulbous perennial plant in the Asparagaceae family.
It is native to western Asia and the Caucasus.
It grows to about 25 centimetres (10 inches) tall.
Its leaves are green and strap-like, growing in pairs.
The flowers are white with six tepals, forming a cup or corona. It has faint blues vertical stripes in the middle of each tepal.
The Striped Squill blooms in early spring.
Photographed in the Palace of Versailles, France, February 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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