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An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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Sternbergia

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Family Amaryllidaceae
Name Sternbergia lutea
Common Name Autumn crocus
Featured Plant August 2010
Etymology
Sternbergia Named after Count Kasper Maria von Sternberg, early 19th century Austrian botanist and founder of modern paleobotany.
lutea From Latin luteum meaning yellow, referring to the colour of the flowers.

  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

This easy to grow bulb is suitable for areas with hot dry summers. Plant in the summer and then leave alone. The leaves appear in the autumn, followed very shortly by the yellow flowers. The flowers look like crocus, and hence the common name. Warning: The bulb is known to be poisonous.


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