These members of the lilly family are native to eastern North America.
Identification: Wild hyacinths grow to heights of
24" (60 cm). Leaves are long (to 15" (38 cm)) and narrow (less than ½" (1.3 cm)), clustered around the base. They are dull green on
the top, shinier and deeper on the bottom. Flowers are arranged in conical clusters atop leafless
stems. Each flower
has six pale blue petals (technically tepals). The photo at right is too brightly colored to be
wild—it is probably a cultivar.