Photo by Boburbek Karimov, Plantarium.ru.
The leaves by Jamshed Sattarov,
The flowers by Janis Ruksans,
The leaves from Garden.org.
Armen Leonovich Takhtajan,
Medium - Maximum
This member of the Berberidaceae family
was given this name by Armen Leonovich Takhtajan in 1970. It is found in Afghanistan, Russia
Turkmenistan, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and
lots of sun. The corm can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from the Greek gymnos;
'naked' and Latin sperma; 'seed', referring to the unripe seeds which
are exposed when the membranous pericarp splits
The species name for the Darwas Region in Afghanistan, where it was