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Gagea dayana is a glabrescent bulbous herb that reaches up to 5-15 cm with a single bulb and 2 types of roots; normal thin roots, and a group of thick cord-like roots emerging from one side of the bulb and enveloping it. Leaves are linear to narrowly lanceolate; the basal leaves are 1-2, and canaliculate; while the cauline leaves are 3-4. Flowers are star shape, yellow inside, green outside and arranged in 2-6-flowered umbel-like inflorescences. The fruit is a broadly ellipsoid capsule.

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