Scilla messeniaca is endemic to the foothills of Mt Taigetos, mainly on the W side, growing in damp rock ledges and ravines, sometimes together with Galanthus reginae-olgae (Plate 1: 6). It is larger than S. bifolia s.lat. (a polyploid complex common in the mountains of Greece), with 5–7 broad leaves and up to 15 flowers, which are distinctly bracteate and a somewhat paler shade of blue.
Greece (Peloponnisos present)
Native / Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Woodlands and scrub
Presidential Decree 67/81