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Description & Remarks
A short geophyte, 4-8 cm tall. Bulb white, producing small bulblets around. Leaves narrow, much longer than the scape, 1.5-3 mm broad, with a white (pale) mid-stripe on the upper side. Leaf margin entire, naked. The inflorescence is a 2-5 flowered raceme. Pedicels spreading, thick at the base, a bit pending in fruiting stage, lower ones 30-45 mm long. The fruit is a wing-less capsule.
The plant is found in Italy, Balkans to Hungary, Crimea, east to the Caucasus. In our region recorded in W Turkey (Istanbul and Izmir), surprisingly was not recorded in Syria and Lebanon, expect for Mt Hermon.