Sternbergia clusiana

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Sternbergia clusiana
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Sternbergia
Species: S. clusiana
Binomial name
Sternbergia clusiana
(Ker Gawl.) Ker Gawl. ex Spreng.[1]
  • S. grandiflora Boiss. ex Baker
  • S. latifolia Boiss. & Hausskn. ex Baker
  • S. macrantha (J.Gay) J.Gay ex Baker
  • S. sparffiordiana Dinsm.
  • S. stipitata Boiss. & Hausskn. in P.E.Boissier

Sternbergia clusiana is a bulbous flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae,[2] which is sometimes used as an ornamental plant. It has greenish-yellow flowers which appear in autumn.


Sternbergia clusiana is found from Turkey, Iraq, Iran Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and the islands of the Aegean.[1] It grows in dry stony areas, including fields. The greenish-yellow flowers are produced in late autumn (October to November in their natural habitats). They are the largest flowers in the genus, with tepals of up to 7 cm plus a slightly shorter tube. The grey-green leaves, which are 8–16 mm wide, appear after the flowers, in winter or early spring.[3]


Sternbergia clusiana is not reliably hardy in countries subject to frost and is then recommended for culture under the protection of at least a cold greenhouse or frame. It is propagated by bulb division.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Sternbergia clusiana", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2013-11-09 
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards) "Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae", Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2014-12-27
  3. ^ a b Mathew, Brian (1987), The Smaller Bulbs, London: B.T. Batsford, ISBN 978-0-7134-4922-8 , p. 157–158