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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Pancratium maritimum
  Author of this page: Panos & Stavros.


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Panos & Stavros.

 

  

Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Mediterranean
Soil:  Sandy Soil
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  45 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Greek: Krinos tis Thalassas. Sea Daffodil, Sea Lily, Sea Pancratium Lily, Sand Lily, Lys de Mer, Giglio di Mare, Narciso das Areias, Pancracio, Strandlilie, Meermachtblume, Meernarzisse
Synonyms:  -

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Panos & Stavros.

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Carl von Linaeus in 1753. It is found in the Mediterranean, growing in sand in costal areas with some water in the spring, but none in summer and lots of sun. The bulbs grows to four centimetres in diameter, the plant to 45 centimetres height. The flowers are white.

Pancratium maritimum: A much-loved decorative motif of Minoan art.

Pancratium: From the Greek pankratos, meaning strength. "maritimum" means from costal areas indeed.


Photo by
Panos & Stavros.