This adorable little flower has been popping up all spring in a wooded area adjacent to our property. I'm sure it was there last spring, and I just didn't notice it. Any idea what it is?
The bulbs of the flowering ones are anywhere from the size of a dime to barely the size of a quarter. Each little clump like this one has 50-75 little bulblets, too, of various sizes. Cute. Cute. Cute.
The bloom and the stem configuration look like Star of Bethlehem. They bloom up here in WI about June and the foliage does die back right away. I then separate the hundreds of tiny bulbs that form in a clump and gift or trade them. The clumping of the bulbs is what help me sort them out from the other early bloomers that I transplant (crocus, glory of the snow, squill)
Lord, Georgiaredclay! When I read your post, I thought you were expressing some disfavor for the plant..."SOB"! It took me a minute to realize you were referring to Star of Bethlehem. In our household, the term SOB means my DH is looking for a warm spot to spend the night!
I went and found some of the ones I was thinking of and pulled them up and examined them. They are bulbs but each green stem has five of the blooms. Anout one inch below the blooms the stem divides and puts out a shoot and each of these has a bloom.