Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of some 70 genera and 1000 species of bulbous perennials, widely distributed with a large number of species in southern Africa and the Mediterranean.  [Martin Pfosser and Franz Speta,].  Until recently included in Liliaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by plants from both principal regions.  

Plants in this Family

  1. Veltheimia capensis (L.) DC.
  2. Urginea maritima (L.) Bak.
  3. Scilla species white
  4. Scilla species unidentified
  5. Scilla species pink
  6. Scilla peruviana L.
  7. Scilla autumnalis L.
  8. Scilla amoena L.
  9. Ornithogalum species white
  10. Ornithogalum dubium Houtt.
  11. Ornithogalum conicum Jacq.
  12. Ornithogalum biflorum (Ruiz & Pav.) Don
  13. Muscari neglectum Guss. ex Ten.
  14. Muscari muscarimi Medik. var. white
  15. Muscari muscarimi Medik. var. pale blue
  16. Muscari muscarimi Medik. var. dark blue
  17. Muscari muscarimi Medik.
  18. Muscari comosum (L.) Mill.
  19. Muscari botryoides (L.) Bak.
  20. Lachenalia species blue
  21. Lachenalia bulbifera (Cirillo) Engl.
  22. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard
  23. Eucomis comosa Hort. ex Wehrh.
  24. Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene