Gagea pratensis, called the yellow star-of-Bethlehem,] is a European and Mediterranean plant species in the lily family. It is widespread across much of Europe as well as Turkey and Morocco.
Gagea pratensis is a bulb-forming perennial. Flowers are generally yellow, sometimes with a green stripe along the backside of each tepal.
Bethlehem is native to rich broad-leaved forests and river banks. It has also moved to meadow clearings and with earth or on purpose to lawns in parks and gardens. It produces a moderate amount of seed which have elaiosomes to attract ants. It also spreads vegetatively through the small lateral bulbils that form in the axils of the bulb. Thus the species can form wide, dense stands.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
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