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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Mystery #2 from bouquet - white flower

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2002
7:11 AM

Post #27695

Here's another mystery from the bouquet Howie brought home. This one has a light scent and the white blooms are about the same diameter as a 1/2 dollar coin if spread. The white blooms encircle that long green flowerhead (for lack of a better term), which is about 4" long.

Is it a tuberose of some sort? Isn't it pretty? :)

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Baa

April 24, 2002
9:12 AM

Post #248584

Looks like an Ornithogalum. There are several species with this pyramidal raceme.
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2002
9:19 AM

Post #248586

Hi Gardenwife,
Try this link, it's what I always called 'The Star of Bethlehem'

http://www.bulb.com/summerguide98/ornithogalum.asp

All the best

Wintermoor
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2002
4:30 PM

Post #248759

I think it is ornithogalum thyrsoides-Chincherinchee--easy to grow and the blooms open up slowly-lending itself to be a nice cut flower. Bulbs can be dug and wintered over inside.--Dutch Gardens carries them as well as many garden centers- I love them
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2002
4:33 PM

Post #248760

Wintermoor-I should have checked your hyperlink-before posting. I have another kind of bulb that I know as Star of Bethlehem-prolific summer bloomer of single white flowers- I need to check out the name for that one.
Baa

April 24, 2002
4:41 PM

Post #248766

Star of Bethlehem here is given to a couple of species but is most likely to be Ornithogalum umbellatum (also know as Bath Asparagus LOL)
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2002
4:50 PM

Post #248772

Marcia,
there are a couple of plants known as The Star of Bethlehem, I think it just depends where you live. Be careful though, they are quite poisonous.

The other 'Star' which I have seen has single white flowers, and not as on the hyperlink

All the best

Wintermoor
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2002
5:16 PM

Post #248777

Oh, super! I knew you guys would come through for me. I will have to get some of these! :D
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2002
6:26 PM

Post #248793

Oh that so pretty, I would love to get me one , never see this before.

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