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Sternbergia lutea
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. Ex Spreng.

Synonyms - citrine Sternbergia

Popular names - Zafferanastro giallo, Sternbergia gialla

Distribution and Habitat - Deciduous forests grow on the edge, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.

Description - geofita bulbs, bulb pyriform, 1-4 cm diameter membrane dark brown scales. Leaves 4-6, linear, round lime or obtuse, dark green, erect or slightly curved outward. Flowers yellow, solitary, membranous shoulder, tube corolin 15-20 cm, 6 tepale spatula, domestic thinner and longer. Ovary inferior, trilocular. Blooms from September to November. Obovoida capsule fruit, meat.

Curiosity - includes species such as widespread in southern Europe, the Caucasus, Persia and Africa.

Places where the species was seen - Septembertown of San Leo (IT), 560 m. share

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