Radnor lily Gagea bohemica

An exquisite yellow flower, also known as 'early-star-of-Bethlehem'.

As the latter name suggests, it blooms early in the year, sometimes in the depths of winter, as early as January.

Distribution

Although more common in the Mediterranean, the Radnor lily can only be found growing on a single hillside in the Welsh county of Radnorshire. The exact location is a well-guarded secret, but this no doubt led to it being chosen as the county's flower.

Habitat

Limestone rocks.

Best time to see

Flowers from January to March.

County flower of Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed.