Vascular – Exotic
hyacinthus: Named after Hyakinthos, from whose dying blood sprang hyacinth flowers in Greek mythology.
orientalis: From the Latin orientale, meaning ‘eastern’ but sometimes also translated as ‘from the Orient’.
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.