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Ornithogalum narbonense

Ornithogalum narbonense

Taxonomy

Phylum: Magnoliophyta

Class: Equitopsida

Order: Asparagales

Family: Asparagaceae

This lovely plant grows throughout the Mediterranean region and is a common sight on abandonded farmland and in olive groves and other grassy places. The flowers, which appear from March until May, are white each having six petals with broad green stripes. Ornithogalum narbonense is a member of the Lily (Asparagaceae) family.

The specimen shown on this page was photographed in the Algarve in southern Portugal in April.


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