In the world of plants, the common name may have absolutely nothing to do with the flora in question. Take the grape hyacinth, taxonomically known as Muscari. It is neither a grape or related to a grape, nor is it a hyacinth although they are related. But because the flower looks a bit like a bunch of purple grapes and kind of like a hyacinth, well, there you go. This bulbous perennial is a native of the Old World, with references dating back to 1601. It is one of the early spring flowers, growing only 6 to 8 inches tall, with spikes of urn-shaped flowers clustered like a bunch of grapes. There is a scent, a musk, from whence the name Muscari is derived. If they are happy in their location, they will spread over time, making a stream of blue wherever they roam.