Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Leucojum aestivum L. subsp. pulchellum (Salisb.) Briq.

Family : AMARYLLIDACEAE

Genus : Leucojum

    Catalan common name : Assa.

    Spanish common name : Campanilla de primavera.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : February. March. April.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Humid soils and torrent sides.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This plant lives alongside torrent borders and in wet soils. Its leaves are spadate without any apparent central nerve. The shoot forms a subterraneous bulb from which the leaves and inflorescences emerge each year. The flowers are formed at the top of the stem and are compressed with acute margins. The flowers hang from this structure and are white in colour with a green spot at the extreme. Flowers during winter and spring.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra