Hyacinthaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants. The plants are herbaceous perennials that grow from bulbs, and include several popular spring-blooming garden plants, including Hyacinth (Hyacinthus), grape hyacinth (Muscari), bluebell (Hyacinthoides) and squill (Scilla).
As circumscribed by Pfosser & Speta (1999) the family contains about 70 genera and 1000 species. The genera have been included in Liliaceae in many classification systems, such as the Cronquist system. The Dahlgren system recognized Hyacinthaceae. The APG II system prefers the inclusion of Hyacinthaceae in Asparagaceae but allows for its optional segregation from that family, placing them together in the order Asparagales, in the clade monocots.
Current research in molecular systematics is leading to further revision and some genera that were formerly placed within the family, e.g., Chlorogalum and Camassia, are now placed in other families within the order Asparagales.
Genera (according to Watson and Dallwitz, 1992 onwards)
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