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Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum umbellatum     Fr: Ornithogale en ombelle

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This lovely flower, with its six slender petals, is common in the springtime. The flowers grow in an umbel-like cluster on top of yellowish-green stalks that branch out at alternately from the main stalk. The flowers, which close up in shady weather, have bright green tepals on the outsides.

Flowers. Mar-May

Tall. Short

Flower. The bright white flowers are 30-40 mm across, with 6 petals.

Leaves. The linear leaves are long and narrow, channelled, and have a white central stripe along the top surface.

Habitat. Garrigue, rocky ground and slopes.

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