Narthecium ossifragum Huds.
  • Huds., Fl. Angl. : 128 (1762)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Leaves 3-20(-50) cm, (3-)6(-8)-veined. Stem 5-45 cm, with small, clasping leaves at base and larger leaves above, unlike the other leaves; raceme with 6-20 flowers. Perianth- segments 6-9 mm, yellow inside, greenish outside. Capsule c. 12 mm, orange.


Bogs and wet, acid heaths.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Europe Middle Europe Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Europe Denmark
  • Føroyar
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Southwestern Europe France
  • Portugal
  • Spain


  • 1 Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • 3Stearn, W.T. Narthecium Hudson. Flora Europaea 5, 16 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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