Asphodeline lutea

 

 

 

Asphodeline lutea - click to enlarge

Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline lutea - click to enlarge

Asphodeline lutea in Anopolis

Yellow and white asphodels - Click to enlarge

Asphodeline lutea in Anopolis

Asphodeline lutea is the most common of the yellow asphodels in Crete. It grows in phrygana, garigue and rocky places from sea level to an altitude of about 1000 m and flowers from March to June. It can form large communities that look very spectacular when in bloom.

According to Homer, the souls of the dead are gathered in a meadow of Asphodeline in Hades.

Asphodeline lutea  grows in all the eastern Mediterranean (from Italy and Sicily eastwards).

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