Gagea lutea in Valley of Flowers
Gagea lutea is a perennial herb of 10-20 cm of height with unbranched stem. Leaves a like grass and too broad. Flowers are yellow and greenish on outer surface with blunt apex.
The genetic name Gagea is named after Sir Thomas Gage, a botanist in Ireland and Portugal. The specific name Lutea means yellow refers to Yellow Flowers.
|Yellow star of Bethlehem|
|May to June|
|Grassy Slopes alpine region.|
Location in the Valley of flowers
|These pictures were clicked on the way to Hemkund Sahib in last week of May, 2012. In fact you can find it there only till June last.|
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