What are these white flowers

greendreamhomeFebruary 21, 2014

What are these white flowers? They just appeared. They're in a few other places, too, but those are on single stalks.

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lazy_gardens

Star of Bethlehem?

It looks like one of the bulbs that we can grow here.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 11:48AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Candytuft?

Here is a link that might be useful: candytuft

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 11:16PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Actually, looks more like scaveola.

Here is a link that might be useful: scaveola

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 11:20PM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

They are paper whites and they smell heavenly. Will multiply fast if you let them dry out before cutting back

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 6:54PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Hate to disagree, but I don't think they're paperwhites. The foliage is completely different. Now if the poster will come back and tell us if they have a fragrance, I may agree. But it's doubtful.

Here is a link that might be useful: paperwhites

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 11:42AM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I think it may be Allium neapolitanum

Here is a link that might be useful: Allium neapolitanum

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 1:23PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Hmmmm.... Based on the foliage, that's a good guess. Now if only GreenDream would come back with some more info! Fragrance? Better photo?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 4:12PM
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greendreamhome

I'm here! I'm here!

They do not smell heavely -- when cut, they smell like onion, which is why, based on picture-matching, I think Susan and Lazy Gardens are right: they are Allium Neapolitanum, aka Star of Bethlehem.

I can't post a better pic; they are no more, because they were growing right where a berm needed to go.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 5:12PM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

Yep if they smell like onion allium it is.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 3:51AM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

Yep if they smell like onion allium it is.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 3:52AM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

Yep if they smell like onion allium it is.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 4:13AM
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aztreelvr

Oh, Oh! These remind me of my childhood home in central Phoenix. My mother planted them under the shade of a big ash tree (we had flood irrigation) and when stepped on or mowed they smelled like onions. Thanks susanc for identifying them.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 11:38AM
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