Taxonomy

Narthecium ossifragum | Bog Asphodel | Sciollam na móna

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

  • Flowers from June to August
  • Erect flowering spike of bright yellow flowers with orange anthers
  • Rigid, sword-shaped leaves, all coming from the roots
  • Whole plant turns dark orange-brown in colour and persists into late autumn

Habitat

Bogs and wet heaths

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

This species is included in our early summer flowering plants project. If you see the species please submit your sighting. All information is very valuable.

Full list of species included in the early summer flowering plants project:

  1. Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
  2. Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
  3. Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum)
  4. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  5. Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)
  6. Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
  7. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  8. Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)
  9. Navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris)
  10. Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  11. Silverweed (Potentilla anserine)
  12. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Further information

This species is included in the early summer flowering plants project which is a collaboration between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the BSBI. It is hoped we can collect valuable data to improve our knowledge of the current distribution of some common plants. All data will be fully validated by both partners before loading to Biodiversity Maps and being made available to the BSBI.

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