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Gagea villosa, common name Hairy Star Of Bethlehem,<ref name=urma/> is a Eurasian and North African plant species in the lily family.

Gagea villosa is found in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Its range extends from Spain and Morocco east to Russia and Iran, and as far north as Sweden.<ref name=kimmy>Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Gagea villosa</ref> It was first described to science by Bieberstein in 1808.<ref>Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein. 1808. Flora Taurico-Caucasica exhibens stirpes phaenogamas, in Chersoneso Taurica et regionibus caucasicis sponte crescentes. Charkouiae 1: 274. as Ornithogalum villosum</ref><ref name=urma>Altervista Flora Italiana, Cipollaccio giallo dei campi, Hairy Star Of Bethlehem, Gagea villosa includes photos and European distribution map</ref>



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