USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn

Genus: Drimia
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Scilloideae tribe: Urgineeae. Also placed in: Hyacinthaceae Liliaceae
Nomen number: 400663
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Goulandris 4:204. 1978
Name verified on: 28-Oct-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Oct-2004
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • red-squill   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Urginea maritima]) – English
  • sea-onion   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Urginea maritima]) – English
  • sea-squill   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Urginea maritima]) – English
  • squill   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Urginea maritima]) – English
  • Meerzwiebel   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Urginea maritima]) – German
  • sjölök   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands [Tenerife]
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print