Strange flower by Jean_C ()
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No idea about the name of this wild flower...Barb (goldie) was kind enough to look for the name of this plant, and thanks to her help, I can say that this plant is called "Muscari comosum", in english :" Leopoldia comosa"
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This is a beautiful "flower." I did a quick search for wildflowers in France, but couldn't find this plant. Perhaps you could contact a local horticultural group to see if they could help identify this plant. Would be interesting to see the leaves of the plant--could help to determine to which family it belongs.
Update: This is a Leopoldia comosa or commonly known as a tassel hyacinth or tassel grape hyacinth. It is one of a number of species and genera also known as grape hyacinths. It is found in rocky ground and cultivated areas, such as cornfields and vineyards, in south-east Europe to Turkey and Iran, but has naturalized elsewhere. In southern Italy, Portugal and Greece, its bulb is a culinary delicacy.