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Common name

English: Meadow Gagea

German: Wiesen-Goldstern

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Liliales (115)

        Family: Liliaceae (38)(family description)

          Genus: Gagea (4)

            Epithet: pratensis Dumort. (4)

Synonyms: Gagea composita Opiz, Gagea equitans Wallr., Gagea gussonei (A.Terracc.) Stroh

composita => compound, e.g. flowers in a head

equitans => horse riding

gussonei => in honor of Giovanni Gussone (1787–1866), Italian botanist

pratensis => growing in meadows

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Gagea pratensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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