Yellow Amaryllis
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Yellow Amaryllis
P Native Photo: Shakir Ahmad
Common name: Yellow Amaryllis, Spring Amaryllis • Kashmiri: Gul-e toor ﮔﹹﻞﹺ ﺗﯘﺭ
Botanical name: Sternbergia vernalis    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)
Synonyms: Amaryllis lutea, Amaryllis vernalis, Sternbergia fischeriana

Yellow Amaryllis is a rare, yellow flowering, spring blooming plant. Bulb is about 2.5-3.5 cm diameter. Leaves are 4-7, strap-like, appearing before the flowers, flat, not or scarcely keeled, 6-12 mm wide, usually dull greyish-green. Leaves appear in spring, during the flowering period. Flowering-stem is 3-15 (rarely to 25) cm long at flowering time. Spathe is 2.5-4.5 cm long. Flowers are stalkless or on a short flower-stalk, pale yellow. Flower-tube is 3-5 mm long, tepals inverted-lanceshaped, 2-3.5 cm long, 5-8 mm wide. Seeds have a large fleshy aril. Yellow Amaryllis is a widespread species recorded from the eastern Mediterranean - Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Turkey to Central Asia. Caucasus, Turkmenia, and Kashmir. Flowering: February-March.

Identification credit: Shakir Ahmad Photographed in Kashmir.

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