Syn.: Gagea sylvatica Loud.
Family: Liliaceae Juss.
Gagea lutea
Distribution: Europe (excluding the northernmost areas), Asia (Central Asia, Japan).
Habitat: It grows in damp meadows, in flood plain forests, from lowlands to foothills. It flowers from March to April.
Description: Perennial herb with a bulb, 10–25 cm high. The single basal leaf is linear, stem leaves are lanceolate. The star-shaped flowers are yellow in an umbel at the top of a single stem. The fruit is a capsule.
Note: Formerly it was used as a medicinal herb.
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Gagea lutea
These images were taken in Czechia, Brno-Bystrc (30. 3. 2004).