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Grape Hyacinth

Grape hyacinth is native to southeast Europe. Mature plants are less than 10 inches tall. Purple flowers are spherical and have small white fringes, making them look like grapes. They appear in fragrant erect clusters in early spring. Fruits are capsules enclosing seeds. Leaves of older plants can persist throughout winter, even with temperatures near zero degrees.

Grass-like leaves surround an emerging flower cluster Clusters of flowers with white fringes resemble a bunch of grapes Capsules containing seeds Whole grape hyacinth plant