Sternbergia lutea (10)
|Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. ex Spreng.|
Common names: winter daffodil,autumn daffodil, fall daffodil, lily-of-the-field, or yellow autumn crocus
Sternbergia lutea is very coomon wild plant in Crete and in Greece as well. It has a wide distribution from the Balearic Islands in the Western Mediterranean through to Tajikistan in Central Asia. It dies down to a bulb during the summer. Leaves first appear in the autumn (September to November in its native habitats), and are glossy green, up to 12 mm wide; they remain through the winter.
Deep yellow flowers appear soon after the leaves, with six tepals around 3–3.5 mm long., six yellow stamens and a style with a single stigma (see in WS).