Bellevalia hyacinthoides (Bertol.) K.M. Perss. & Wendelbo

Bellevalia hyacinthoides (Bertol.) K.M. Perss. & Wendelbo


  • Strangweja hyacinthoides Bertol.
  • =Bellevalia spicata Boiss.
  • Strangweja spicata (Boiss.) Boiss.


(IoI NPi Pe StE EC NC NE WAe Kik

Greece (East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)


Native / Non Range-Restricted




Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81



Bellevalia hyacinthoides is a Balkan endemic, scattered at low altitude in Peloponnisos, the mainland (northwards to Chalkidiki) and the Ionian Islands, with a few records also from the Kiklades. Being early flowering (January to March) and rather inconspicuous, it may well be overlooked. Seven other species of Bellevalia are known in Greece.

A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 342 [Plate 13.1]

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