nNartheciumbog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nnartheciumA genus of herbs of the order Liliaceæ type of the tribe Narthecieæ, known by its single style, stiff open flowers, and rigid linear loaves in two ranks, rising from a creeping rootstock. There are 4 species, of north temperate regions, with yellow flowers in racemes. The name bog-asphodel, applied to the genus, belongs especially to N. ossifragum, the Lancashire asphodel of England, and N. Americanum, a rare plant of New Jersey.
Narthecium ossifragum (Bog Ashphodel) .
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