Flower NameSspring starflower
Formal NameIpheion uniflorum
AliasIpheion, spring starflower, spring star, 花韮, 西洋甘菜, hananira
HabitatMexico, South America
Morphbulbous perennial plant
Spring starflower , scientific name: Ipheion uniflorum , is a species of perennial bulbs of Amaryllidaceae family native to South America, such as Mexico. It makes thin flower stalk drau out from the linear leaves such as Chinese leek or Nira ( Scientific name: Allium tuberosum) in the spring, the blue and white 6-petaled flowers bloom. The leaves and bulb onion smell. Watching the flowers and shrubbery. Also there is False yellow crocus (scientific name:Ipheion sellowianum ) .
Common name: Spring star flower, scientific name: Ipheion uniflorum , aka: Ipheion,Leek flower ,hanania,spring star ,origin: Mexico and South America, living type: bulbous perennial plant, environments: grassland , plant: 10-20 cm tall , monocotyledonous ,leaf morphology: thick-walled, flat wide linear leaf length: 10-20 cm, leaf margin: entire, radiation asymmetric flower unimodal inflorescence , petal: in the funnel-shaped at the base and tip 6 valve in open flat (in + out of three flowers of three at a time) , flower blooming seazon: from February to April, flower color: pale blue-violet, blue-violet, white, flower diameter: 3 cm, fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit species.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
Leaf typeWide linear
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
SeasonFeb Mar Apr
Height10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 3