Botanical name: Gagea lutea Family: Liliaceae (Lily family)
Synonyms: Ornithogalum luteum, Gagea indica, Gagea elegans
Yellow Star of Bethlehem is a delicate bulbous plant with grass like leaves and small yellow star shaped flowers. The flowers are long-stalked, and greenish or reddish brown on the outside of the petals. The petals are oblanceolate acute, spreading. Stamens are shorter than the petals. Basal leaf linear to lancelike, stem leaves 2, bract like, the lower broader but smaller than the basal leaf. Stem is 5-13 cm. Bulb is small, 5-10 mm. Flowering: April-June.
Identification credit: Nidhan Singh, Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh.• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,
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