Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 30: t. 1200 1809. (Syn. Gagea coreana Nakai [Illegitimate]; Gagea elegans Wall. ex G.Don; Gagea escarelii Arènes & Bouchard; Gagea fascicularis Salisb. [Illegitimate]; Gagea glauca Sweet; Gagea glauca Blocki [Illegitimate]; Gagea indica Pascher; Gagea lowariensis Pascher; Gagea lutea var. angustifolia A.Terracc. …………….; Gagea moorcroftiana Wall. [Invalid]; Gagea pusilla subsp. burnatii (A.Terracc.) A.Terracc.; Gagea pusilla subsp. reverchonii (Degen) A.Terracc.; Gagea sylvatica (Pers.) Loudon …..; Gagea szepusiana Ullep.; Gagea transsilvanica Schur; Ornithogalum luteum L.; Ornithogalum majus Gilib. [Invalid]; Ornithogalum persoonii Hoppe; Ornithogalum sylvaticum Pers.; Ornithoxanthum luteum (L.) Link; Ornithoxanthum persoonii (Hoppe) Link; Ornithoxanthum sylvaticum (Pers.) Link; Solenarium luteum (L.) Dulac; Stellaster luteus (L.) Kuntze);
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Yellow Star of Bethlehem;
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Gagea elegans (syn. of Gagea lutea), has single leaf per plant, scape is not long hairy, and more importantly ovary is superior. Hypoxis aurea has more than one leaves at base, leaves and scape are long hairy and you can see inferior ovary below the perianth;
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Flora of Chakrata-Gagea elegans for validation :: NS April 01 :  3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
This small herb was shot from Chakrata..
tentatively I could identify this as Gagea elegans Wall. ex D. Don
Your suggestions please..

Yes it is.


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Requesting id 28042012 ASP 02 J & K: Here is photos of flowering plant from Srinagar, J & K, photographed during third week of March. Requesting id.


Gagea lutea, I suppose.




Gagea elegans from Kashmir-GS08201906 : 3 posts by 3 authors.
Gagea elegans Wall. ex D. Don in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 1:399, 2, tab. 95, fig. 1. 1840.
Another species not listed on our website, I am sharing herbarium images from Dachhigam Kashmir on 20/4/1969 and Harwan Kashmir on 15-4-1970. 

well preserved. did you have to treat these over the years with insecticides? 


Thanks, …, Both WCSP and Catalogue of Life, treat it as a syn. of Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. 


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Another species of Gagea for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir-GS08201903 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
One more Gagea species for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir, clicked on 


Thanks, …, I think we have a similar observation at Flora of Chakrata-Gagea elegans for validation :: NS April 01


Keys in Flora of Pakistan lead me to Gagea lowariensis Pascher. As per this link, Flora of Pakistan states
“Gagea lowariensis, Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans are polymorphic, closely-related species within practically continuous areas, spread at different heights above sea level. Gagea lowariensis dwells usually above a forest belt (2500-3500 m). Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans grow on glades, along borders and under forest canopy, going down up to 1000 m in northern part of an area. The line of distribution between these taxa and Gagea granulose is not easy to define. Often, plants from this group of cognation are identified as Gagea lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. which is absent in Siberia, mountains of Central Asia and in the Himalayas. Under the name Gagea lutea and Gagea elegans from the Himalayas 3 chromosomes numbers are specified: 2n = 72, 96, 132 (Koul & Khan, Sci. Cult. 35(12): 689-690. 1969; Koul &, Gohil, Phyton 15: 57-66. 1973).
In Gagea davlianidzeae, attributes of Gagea elegans (a narrow basal leaf) and Gagea lowariensis (the wide lower subinflorescence leaf) are combined; this may indicate hybridization. Possibly, the hybridization constantly takes place in this group. This may explain the similarity in habits and difficulty in differentiating the species and the diversity of chromosome numbers. It is accompanied by increase in the general sizes, width of leaves, degrees of branching of the inflorescence and quantity of flowers.”
However, as per Catalogue of Life, it is considered as a syn. of Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl.
Pl. see high resolution specimen at GBIF, to which it appears close.

Also looks very close to your specimens at Gagea elegans from Kashmir-GS08201906


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Still another species of Gagea for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir-GS08201904 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
One more species of Gagea for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir, clicked May 14, 2012.


Keys in Flora of Pakistan lead me to Gagea lowariensis Pascher. As per this link, Flora of Pakistan states
“Gagea lowariensis, Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans are polymorphic, closely-related species within practically continuous areas, spread at different heights above sea level. Gagea lowariensis dwells usually above a forest belt (2500-3500 m). Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans grow on glades, along borders and under forest canopy, going down up to 1000 m in northern part of an area. The line of distribution between these taxa and Gagea granulose is not easy to define. Often, plants from this group of cognation are identified as Gagea lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. which is absent in Siberia, mountains of Central Asia and in the Himalayas. Under the name Gagea lutea and Gagea elegans from the Himalayas 3 chromosomes numbers are specified: 2n = 72, 96, 132 (Koul & Khan, Sci. Cult. 35(12): 689-690. 1969; Koul &, Gohil, Phyton 15: 57-66. 1973).
In Gagea davlianidzeae, attributes of Gagea elegans (a narrow basal leaf) and Gagea lowariensis (the wide lower subinflorescence leaf) are combined; this may indicate hybridization. Possibly, the hybridization constantly takes place in this group. This may explain the similarity in habits and difficulty in differentiating the species and the diversity of chromosome numbers. It is accompanied by increase in the general sizes, width of leaves, degrees of branching of the inflorescence and quantity of flowers.”
However, as per Catalogue of Life, it is considered as a syn. of Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl.
Pl. see high resolution specimen at GBIF, to which it appears close.

Also looks very close to your specimens at Gagea elegans from Kashmir-GS08201906


Another species of Gagea for ID from Khillenmarg Kashmir, alt. 3000 m, May 28, 2012, tepals turning white with age in distal part.

Thanks, …, Pl. check Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. as per comparative images at Gagea


Are both the plants same? To me look different.  Details are not clear, so unable to go to the keys properly at Flora of Pakistan.

Pl. see high resolution specimen in GBIF


Looks like Gagea lutea only.


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Gagea Species : Kashmir : 18AUG19 : AK-29 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Since … has reently posted some Gagea Species, I’m posting my pictures from Doodhpathri.
These were taken in April, 2016.
… had suggested Gagea lutea.


…, in FBI we had only 3 species of Gagea: G. lutea with lanceolate to linear leaves and 3-6 subumbellate flowers, G. persica with lanceolate to linear leaves with numerous flowers and G. reticulata with filiform leaves and many flowers, and only one Llyodia serotina, which has now been merged with Gagea. Identifification was simple. Now per list compiled by me would have at least 20 species in India (additional 16 from dry western borders of Pakistan), most new species and shiftings in last 20 years. G. lutea specimens may belong to G. elegans or G. lowariensis, G. persica specimens may belong to G. rubinae, G. tenera, G. ova or G. gageoides, and G. reticulata may belong to G. pakistanica, G. rawalpindica or G. baluchistanica, plus several new species which have been carved out of Indian specimens of these species only. 
A serious detailed study is needed before we can place our specimens correctly.


Thanks for the additional information and update.
Hope you can sort this Species too.

Thanks, …, Any paper in this matter ?.
Some of them again seems to have been merged as per

I think appears similar to Another species of Gagea for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir-GS08201903. Pl. see detailed discussions herein.
Pl. see high resolution specimen at GBIF, to which it appears close.
Also looks very close to specimens at Gagea elegans from Kashmir-GS08201906


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Gagea Species : Kashmir : 18AUG19 : AK-30 : AK-30 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
These flowers were seen on way to Gulmarg in April, 2016.


Also check with comparative images at Gagea


I think may be Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. only.


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Gagea sp. from Gulmarg, Kashmir for ID-GS08201901 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Gagea sp for ID from Gulmarg Kashmir, alt. 2500 m, May 14, 2012.

Gagea reticulata (Pall.) Schult. & Schult.f. ??

very nice yellow with green streaks, how big are these lily flowers?

Thanks, …, Can first image be of different species than other two?
Pl. also check Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. as per comparative images at Gagea

Keys in Flora of Pakistan lead me to Gagea lowariensis Pascher. As per this link, Flora of Pakistan states
“Gagea lowariensis, Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans are polymorphic, closely-related species within practically continuous areas, spread at different heights above sea level. Gagea lowariensis dwells usually above a forest belt (2500-3500 m). Gagea davlianidzeae and Gagea elegans grow on glades, along borders and under forest canopy, going down up to 1000 m in northern part of an area. The line of distribution between these taxa and Gagea granulose is not easy to define. Often, plants from this group of cognation are identified as Gagea lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. which is absent in Siberia, mountains of Central Asia and in the Himalayas. Under the name Gagea lutea and Gagea elegans from the Himalayas 3 chromosomes numbers are specified: 2n = 72, 96, 132 (Koul & Khan, Sci. Cult. 35(12): 689-690. 1969; Koul &, Gohil, Phyton 15: 57-66. 1973).
In Gagea davlianidzeae, attributes of Gagea elegans (a narrow basal leaf) and Gagea lowariensis (the wide lower subinflorescence leaf) are combined; this may indicate hybridization. Possibly, the hybridization constantly takes place in this group. This may explain the similarity in habits and difficulty in differentiating the species and the diversity of chromosome numbers. It is accompanied by increase in the general sizes, width of leaves, degrees of branching of the inflorescence and quantity of flowers.”
However, as per Catalogue of Life, it is considered as a syn. of Gagea lutea (L.) Ker Gawl.


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