White Flowers

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Date Photo Taken: March 12, 2012
Location: Grant Park Atlanta
Posted By: jkbreuer

Notes:

The flowers have 6 white petals. The back of the petals are green. The flowers close at dusk and open at dawn.
The plants start sprouting very early in the year and have the appearance of grass or perhaps an onion. However there are actual blades that curve in with a slightly white tone.
The flower stalk sprouts almost a month later and contains a cluster of flowers. It continues to grow up with more flowers sprouting later.
I have only seen the plan in some beds along my neighbors driveway. They have been popping up along the walkways of my yard and in several beds. This particular plant is growing underneath a hydrangea that is just now sprouting.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Check out this former mystery plant inquiry to Walter http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/star-of-bethlehem-identification/

    March 14th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
  2. Debbie Registered says:

    I would like to know the name of this also as I have some in my garden.

    March 15th, 2012 at 12:58 am
  3. jkbreuer Registered says:

    Bobby – I think you are spot on with the Star of Bethlehem identification.
    This one site had a lot of detail on the plant – http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?
    taxon=Ornithogalum+umbellatum.

    It is related to Lilies, onions, and garlic.
    I think it has spread so much in my garden as I recently tilled the bed and probably spread the many tiny bulbs.

    March 15th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  4. carolhight Flower Fanatic says:

    Star of Bethlehem. Will take over your yard. Yikes!11

    March 19th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
  5. Lisa Alcorn Unregistered says:

    Star of Bethlehem! my yard is full!

    March 19th, 2012 at 6:25 pm
  6. Debbie Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the name and information.

    March 19th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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