Family:
Liliaceae
Scientific Name:
Scilla spp
Toxins:
cardiac glycosides scilla-dienolides
Flower Color:
Found:
gardens, ornamental

Geographical Distribution

Squill distribution - United States

Squill

Scilla spp

Hyacinth-of-Peru, Cuban lily, Sea onion, Star hyacinth
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Squill (Scilla spp) are perennial bulbs known for their beautiful early spring flowers. The flowers have a hyacinth-type appearance, and are usually blue, purple or white. All parts of the plant are highly toxic, containing cardiac glycosides.

Symptoms

  • Irregular pulse
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • cardiac arrest
  • coma