Dark Grape Hyacinth…

Here’s a shot of a strange & acceptably rare species of flower, at least maybe in our country. Its from the Liliaceae (Lily) family. Scientific name of this flower is “Muscari commutatum”, & the common name for it is “Dark Grape Hyacinth” or “Narrow Leaved Grape Hyacinth”.

It truly has a strong odor & is slightly juicy & i feel its a little poisonous & not healthy to eat 😉 but however i think all the plants on earth are eatable but u can only eat some just once… 😀 u know…

Musk is the name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer, which is situated between its stomach and genitals. The substance has been used as a popular perfume fixative since ancient times and is one of the most expensive animal products in the world. The name, originated from Sanskrit mu?ká meaning “testicle” (as in a ’single’ testicle).

The etymology of the name musk, originating from Sanskrit mu?ká via Middle Persian mušk (Moshk), Late Greek -?????? (moschos), Late Latin muscus, Middle French musc and Middle English muske, hints at its trade route.

Muscari = Musk (or Moshk in persian), referring to the scent of its flowers (Greek); Musk, which as was explained above is a greasy secretion with a powerful odor, produced in a glandular sac beneath the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer and used in the manufacture of perfumes.

commutatum = changeable, changed or changing; used for a species that is very similar to one already known. (Latin).

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