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Need help identifing white VA May wildflower, see pic

Posted by tignor Virginia (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 19, 11 at 15:32

Any ideas out there? We have this cluster that blooms every May in our SW Virginia garden.

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RE: Need help identifing white VA May wildflower, see pic

Looks like Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum. Not native.

RE: Need help identifing white VA May wildflower, see pic

That certainly DOES look like it! Thank you! I'll have to check next year to see if the underside of the petals are green. The foliage is rather grass-like. They are very pretty but yes, not native, so odd. Don't know where they came from. :) The Internet says they are a bulb, too, so another oddity.

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