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Scilla

 

(squill), a genus of perennial early-spring bulbous herbs of the family Liliaceae. The leaves are in a radical cluster. The flowers, which are mostly dark or light blue, are solitary or in a raceme at the apex of a leafless stem. The perianth is campanulate or rotate and has six segments. The fruit is a capsule. There are about 60 species, distributed predominantly in the Mediterranean region. The USSR has 13 species, growing mainly in the Caucasus. S. sibirica grows in forests, along forest edges, and in thickets. A number of species, including S. bifolia, S. hyacinthoides, and S. sibirica, are cultivated as ornamentals. Occasionally species of the genera Hepatica and Mercurialis are called squill.

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Scilla Monck, who took out three student loans while doing a physiology degree at Newcastle University, said: "These flippant comments are typical from someone who has not seen the direct effects of debt.
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But Scilla Monck, from Newcastle University students' union, said: "The Government continually breaks promises on education so why believe that they will keep the cap on tuition fees at pounds 3,000?
Take the same approach as making a lasagne in the kitchen and sandwich layers of small bulbs such as anemone, scilla and muscari on top of layers of larger bulbs such as hyacinths, daffodils and tulips [ETH] and together theyOll create maximum impact.
Last night Scilla Monck, communications officer for Newcastle University Students Union, condemned the university's announcement.