Leopoldia weisii Freyn, 1878
Syn.: Muscari weissii Freyn, 1878
Common names: Dag sümbülü, Arap sümbülü [Tu]
Lefkos, KARPATHOS ● Greece
Description: Bulbous perennial plant to 30cm tall. Bulbs up to 3 cm diameter; tunics pinkish or reddish. Scape erect, up to 80 cm. Leaves usually 3-6, erect, spreading or sinuous, linear-lanceolate, up to 70 X 1.5 cm. Raceme lax, cylindrical, up to 12 cm. Fertile flowers oblong or obconical-oblong, deep brown-bronze and pale brown, with yellowish teeth; the upper sterile tassel is obovoid, purple to violet and even pinkish in some plants. Fruit is an ovate-orbicular capsule.
Biology: Flowering in April-May.
Habitat: Rocky calcareous slopes, phrygana, uncultivated ground, and on fixed dunes in Pinus pinea and Myrtus forest. Up to 800 m.
Distribution: Greek Aegean Islands, South East Turkey.