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Ornithogalum narbonense

Ornithogale de Narbonne
Ornithogalum

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

20-50 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-50 cm

Description

A very common plant throughout the Mediterranean. A bulb with one short stem surrounded by fleshy leaves. A cut across the bulb reveals the layers or rings.

The name ‘Ornithogalum’ means ‘bird milk’ in Greek.

Flowers

The flowers are borne in pyramidal spikes. They are milky-white, 6 tepals with a green stripe on the reverse. The stamens have white filaments with yellow anthers.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, 4-6.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: in 3 parts.

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