Tiny yellow stars

Started by Martin Bohnet, June 03, 2022, 09:33:43 PM

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Martin Bohnet

those came up in two different pots - one of which is of a plant I bought last fall? they are either very fast from seed, or something I put in there totally absent minded?

Does not smell like onion (or maybe only faintly so), and opens up in the evening. produces more than one stalk per bulb
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

WimB

It's a Gagea sp., but I'm not up to speed with the different species...


Martin Bohnet

Hmm - I've looked up a few Gageas and none of them had that papery bract at the base of the umbel, and I find them rather late for any gageas (they are still flowering). My "gut feeling" points more towards Themidaceae, though I couldn't rule out the gageas completely.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Dennis Kramb


Martin Bohnet

That's what Inaturalist suggested, but I'm sceptical. I've done a review of some EX data lately, and my current suspect is Nothoscordum felipponei
donated by @Uli - mine looks like a starved form of those depicted in the wiki...
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Uli

Hmmmm...., I don't know. I have no pictures of my own plants in flower but the fotos in the WIKI show flowers with much broader petals. 
Also, my Nothoscordum felipponei flowers in late winter (outdoors in a Mediterranean Climate) and has been dormant for weeks. It would surprise me that it would behave so differently in your climate, @Martin Bohnet.
Uli 

Fermi

Possibly Nothoscordum ostenii though I think this has had a name change
cheers
fermi