Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:14:05 PDT
Hello Adam,
This is Urginea maritima, a typical m├ęditerranean bulb.
Lauw de Jager
South of France

- 18 Aug 2009 09:42:20 -0500

Subject: Re: [pbs] Affodil?

Not open yet.  Best guess at this stage --in bud--an ornithogalum.

> Hi, A friend in Portugal sent me this beauty, from the woods near Lissabon

> , does anyone know what it is? (more or less!) He wrote thus:

> "Strange thing is that is has no leaves. Just sprouts from the

> soil, about 50-60 cms tall."

> I have no idea myself, perhaps in the Asphodelaceae family?

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