Rispied grass lily

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Rispied grass lily
Rispige grass lily (Anthericum ramosum)

Rispige grass lily ( Anthericum ramosum )

Order : Asparagales (Asparagales)
Family : Asparagaceae (Asparagaceae)
Subfamily : Agave family (Agavoideae)
Genre : Grass lilies ( Anthericum )
Type : Rispied grass lily
Scientific name
Anthericum ramosum
Rispige grass lily ( Anthericum ramosum )

The panicle of grass lily ( Anthericum ramosum ) is a species of the genus grass lilies ( Anthericum ) in the subfamily of the agave family (Agavoideae). It is also known as panicle grass lily , small grass lily or branchy grass lily .


The perennial herbaceous plant reaches heights of between 30 and 70 centimeters. The linear, grass-like leaves are two to six millimeters wide and are generally much shorter than the inflorescences. In contrast to the knotless grass lily, there are no spiderless lower leaves on the leaf base.

It has an upright, paniculate inflorescence . The six white tepals are 10 to 13 millimeters long, as are the six stamens . The straight stylus are longer than the stamens. The flower is odorless. The flowering period extends from June to August. The capsule fruit is spherical to blunt triangular.

The plants contain steroid saponins.

The species chromosome number is 2n = 30 or 32.


The panicle grass lily is a hemicryptophyte and deep-rooted. The pollination of flowers is preferably performed by Hymenoptera . The seeds spread through the wind.

The caterpillar of the owl butterfly Metachrostis dardouini feeds on the fruits .


The panicley grass lily is widespread in Europe, with a clear tendency to the south, and as far as the Middle East and Central Russia. The preferred locations are steppe heaths, (semi) dry grasslands, embankments, forest edges, preferably on loose, calcareous soils. In the Alps, this species generally rises to altitudes of 1700  m . In the Allgäu Alps, it rises in the Kleinwalsertal in the Auenmulde above the Ifenhütte up to 1900 meters above sea level.

The panicle grass lily is a typical representative of the continental steppes. In Central Europe therefore only the few existing steppes and heaths offer the optimal conditions for the development of the species. In Austria the panicley grass lily is common in all federal states.

According to Ellenberg , it is a half-light plant, a moderate heat pointer, distributed sub-oceanic, a weak acid to weak base pointer, growing on low-nitrogen locations and a federation character of drought-bearing blood cranesbill perennial fringes (Geranion sanguinei).


The panicle of grass lily is rarely used as an ornamental plant for stone, natural and heather gardens. It has been in culture since 1570 at the latest.

Common names

For the Rispige Graslilie are or were, sometimes only regionally, the names Erdspinnenkraut , Graslilie , Spinnenkraut ( Alsace ), White Wiederthon ( Silesia , Mark) and Zaunblume (Silesia) in use.


  • Manfred A. Fischer, Wolfgang Adler, Karl Oswald: Excursion flora for Austria, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol . 2nd, improved and enlarged edition. State of Upper Austria, Biology Center of the Upper Austrian State Museums, Linz 2005, ISBN 3-85474-140-5 .
  • Dankwart Seidel: Flowers. Determine accurately with the 3-check. 2nd, revised edition. blv, Munich / Vienna / Zurich 2001, ISBN 3-405-15766-8 .
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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Stefan Eggenberg, Adrian Möhl: Flora Vegetativa. An identification book for plants in Switzerland in a flowerless state. Haupt, Bern / Stuttgart / Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-258-07179-4 .
  2. ^ Erich Oberdorfer : Plant-sociological excursion flora for Germany and neighboring areas . 8th edition. Stuttgart, Verlag Eugen Ulmer, 2001. Page 123. ISBN 3-8001-3131-5
  3. Erhard Dörr, Wolfgang Lippert : Flora of the Allgäu and its surroundings. Volume 1, IHW, Eching 2001, ISBN 3-930167-50-6 , p. 338.
  4. Heinz Ellenberg : Vegetation of Central Europe with the Alps in an ecological, dynamic and historical perspective (=  UTB for science. Large series . Volume 8104 ). 5th, heavily changed and improved edition. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart (Hohenheim) 1996, ISBN 3-8252-8104-3 , pp. 1025 .
  5. Eckehart J. Jäger, Friedrich Ebel, Peter Hanelt, Gerd K. Müller (eds.): Exkursionsflora von Deutschland . Founded by Werner Rothmaler. tape 5 : Herbaceous ornamental and useful plants . Springer, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg 2008, ISBN 978-3-8274-0918-8 , pp. 751 .
  6. ^ Georg August Pritzel , Carl Jessen : The German folk names of plants. New contribution to the German linguistic treasure. Philipp Cohen, Hannover 1882, p. 32, online.

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