Sternbergia colchiciflora

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Sternbergia colchiciflora
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Sternbergia
S. colchiciflora
Binomial name
Sternbergia colchiciflora
Waldst. & Kit.[1]
  • S. alexandrae Sosn.
  • S. citrina (Herb.) Ker Gawl. ex Schult. & Schult.f. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes
  • S. etnensis (Raf.) Guss.
  • S. exscapa Tineo in G.Gussone

Sternbergia colchiciflora is a bulbous flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae,[2] which is sometimes used as an ornamental plant. The species is native to southern Europe from Spain to Ukraine, as well as from Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran and the Caucasus. It has yellow flowers which appear in autumn.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sternbergia colchiciflora", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2011-09-20
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards) "Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae", Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, retrieved 2014-12-27
  3. ^ Mathew, Brian (1987), The Smaller Bulbs, London: B.T. Batsford, ISBN 978-0-7134-4922-8, p. 157–158