Saturday, 9 October 2010

Gagea lutea L.


Name: Gagea lutea (L.) Ker.G.
syn. Gagea sylvatica L.
Croatian name: Baloče
English name: Yellow Star of Bethlehem
Family: Liliaceae

The plant grows in dump deciduous forests in early Spring. It can be found in Europe and west Asia. There is one bulb in the ground from which usually one leaf and one flower stem forms. The leaf is broad and lance-late. Flower stem carries up to 5 star-like yellow flowers. Flower consists of six tepals.
It flowers in March and April.

Location: Lipik

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