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Netveined Star of Bethlehem   
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Netveined Star of Bethlehem
P Native Photo: Ashutosh Sharma
Common name: Netveined Star of Bethlehem
Botanical name: Gagea reticulata    Family: Liliaceae (Lily family)
Synonyms: Gagea circinata, Gagea tenuifolia, Gagea alexandrina

Netveined Star of Bethlehem is a perennial herb that can be easily distinguished from other close species by having 0.5-8 cm multilayered, tubular, netveined neck sometimes extending to inflorescence, and having 5-angled and curved basal leaves. The neck is seen less frequently and displays splitting at the top. Netveined Star of Bethlehem is found from Afghanistan to Western Himalaya.

Identification credit: Ashutosh Sharma Photographed in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

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