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Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. (Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

anon., 2012 Gagea lutea / Hyacinthoides non-scripta, vegetative
Sterry, P., 2004, Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem, British Wildlife, Vol 15, No. 5: 366 (illustration) Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem

Gagea lutea may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 feeding and other relationships of Gagea lutea (Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem)

Further Information

Diagnostic features A. Distinguished from the exceedingly rare Early Star of Bethlehem (G. bohemica) by:
1. Single basal leaf 7-15mm broad.

B. Distinguished from bluebells (Hyacinthoides spp) by:
1. Leaf with 3 ridges on back.
2. Leaf bent or kinked towards apex.
How to find Young plants often greatly outnumber mature plants. They have tufts of long, vertical, very thin leaves; quite unlike the broader leaves of the mature plant.
Scarcity (regional) Scarce
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