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Ipheion

Ipheion spp.

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Ipheion uniflorum Alberto Castillo
Iphaeon uniflorum002

Overview

A small genus containing only 2 species of small, bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Amaryllidaceae family native to Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil with some species naturalised elsewhere. Known commonly as Spring starflower, they have clumps of narrow, onion-scented leaves and fragrant honey-scented star-shaped flowers in late Winter and early Spring.