Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker-Gawler


Genus: Sternbergia

Catalan common name: Còlquic groc.

Spanish common name: Azucenita amarilla. Cólquico amarillo. Narciso de otoño.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Garden plants. Rocky surfaces and dry stone walls. Cultivated and subespontaneous in fields and rock creviceses.

Characteristics: A grass with a subterraneous bulb, with fairly wide and linear. The flowers have large, wide petals, up to 2 centimetres in width; the petals are fused at the base, forming a tube. Flowers in autumn.