Hypecoum ponticum Velen.
NOT protected species in Bulgaria. Endangered in Red Data Book of Bulgaria [Antoaneta Petrova. 2015. In: Red Data Book of Bulgaria].
Annual plant. Stems 10–30 cm high, spreading or ascending, glaucous (as the leaves), waxy. Leaves 2–3-pinnatisect, basal leaves in a rosette. Flowers pale yellow, terminal, solitary or in lax few-flowered inflorescences. Sepals 2, ovoid, dropping off. Petals 4, the outer two elliptical-rhomboid, 8–9 mm long, the inner shorter, cuneate at base, blade tri-lobed, the middle lobe twice as long as the lateral. Fruit is a segmented curved capsule, 4–5 cm long. Fl. VII–IX, fr. VIII–XI. Insect pollination. Reproduction by seeds [Antoaneta Petrova, 2015].
Black Sea coast, valley of Struma River, Rila Mts (Samokov plain); up to 1000 m alt [Antoaneta Petrova, 2015].
Balkan Peninsula (Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey) [Antoaneta Petrova, 2015].
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