Blue Funnel Lily
Herb: Blue Funnel Lily
Latin name: Androstephium caeruleum
Synonyms: Androstephium violaceum, Milla caerulea
Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family)
Edible parts of Blue Funnel Lily:Bulb. No more details are given, but the bulb is rather small, usually less than 25mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Prairies.
Propagation of Blue Funnel Lily:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a frame or greenhouse until large enough to go outdoors. Plant out whilst the plants are dormant in the autumn. Division of offsets when the plant is dormant in late summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Prairies.
Medicinal use of Blue Funnel Lily:None known
Known hazards of Androstephium caeruleum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.