(First upload on May 7 2008. Last on May 19 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Gagea lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Gagea L. (キバナノアマナ)
Kibata-no-amana (キバナノアマナ, 黄花甘菜), yellow star of Bethlehem (amana means sweet vegetable)
Lifeform: Spring-ephemeral perennial (flowering starts soon after snow melting) < 30 cm high, developing bulbs
Distribution: Europe - Asia, including Japan
Habitat: forest edge, grassland, etc.

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

Chromosome number: 2n = 48

Gagea sylvatica (Pers.) Loudon.


Gagea lutea in Hokkaido University Campus

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[1] in the lawn of Faculty of Science of HU on April 16 2019. [2/3] near GSEES building in Hokkaido University Campus. [1] on April 30 2012. [2] on April 22 2008. [3] on April 25 2017. [4] at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, HU, on April 21 2012. [5] near ILTS, HU, on May 10 2013. [6] at a roadside between Japanese archery training house and tennis courts, HU, on March 30 2015. The flowering in this year was about two weeks earlier than usual.