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Fam.: Liliaceae / Lily Fam.      

Genus:  Gagea  SALISB.
 

Authors:
   PERS.:  Christian Hendrik Persoon (1761 - 1836), European mycologist and botanist
   DUMORT.:  Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797 - 1878), Belgian politician and botanist
   SALISB.:  Richard Anthony Salisbury (Richard Markham, 1761 - 1829), English botanist
 

Etymology:
   Gagea:   Thomas Gage (1781 - 1820), English botanist
   pratensis:   growing on meadows
 

Important attributes of Gagea pratensis: long narrow petals, at the onset of the bracts often woolly hairy, lowest stem leaf usually longer than inflorescence. Base of stem and basic leaves near the ground often tinged with red. Basic leaves about 5 mm wide, at the underside considerably carinate, with relative short hood tip. Juvenile leaves are thread-like. The bulb has two dauhter bulbs.
Gagea pratensis likes to grow on sandy soil, willingly also in lawns in cities.

 

Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Fig. 1:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Fig. 2:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 3:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 4:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 5:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 6:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (bracts)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 7:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (bracts)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 8:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (bracts)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 9:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 10:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (basic leaf)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 11:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (basic leaf)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 12:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (basic leaf)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 13:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (base of stem and leaves)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 14:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (base of stem and leaves)
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Fig. 15:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (basic leaf)
D Mannheim 20.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 20.3.2012
Fig. 16:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 20.3.2012
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Leimen 13.4.1996
Fig. 17:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Leimen 13.4.1996
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 18:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Fig. 19:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Mannheim 24.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Fig. 20:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Fig. 21:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Fig. 22:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Fig. 23:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Viernheim 6.4.2010
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 3.4.2007
Fig. 24:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 3.4.2007
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 26.3.2021
Fig. 25:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (juvenile leaves)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 26.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Sandhausen 27.3.2021
Fig. 26:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Sandhausen 27.3.2021
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Hanhofen 14.4.2018
Fig. 27:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Hanhofen 14.4.2018
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Heusenstamm 14.4.2013
Fig. 28:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Heusenstamm 14.4.2013
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Heusenstamm 14.4.2013
Fig. 29:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea
D Heusenstamm 14.4.2013
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Forst 9.4.2011
Fig. 30:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (Basic leaves of sterile plants)
D Forst 9.4.2011
Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea, D Forst 9.4.2011
Fig. 31:  Gagea pratensis / Meadow Gagea (Bulb and two daughter bulbs)
D Forst 9.4.2011

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