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Apr 15, 2015 9:12 AM CST
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Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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This is a lovely wildflower/lawn weed that comes up from bulbs in spring.

Here is a stand just about to open:
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Here is an adjacent stand just opening, in some chickweed:
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Here is a single flower fully open:
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In mown lawns these bloom close to the ground and look like sprinkled stars. I hope to learn their name. Thanks!
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Apr 15, 2015 9:20 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 15, 2015 9:30 AM CST
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Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Close.... Some of the forms are slightly different and I am not sure. Also the way the foliage emerges from the bulbs looks different than what I have pulled out. The petals are sharper, in the false garlic....

That all may just be variability in how it's photographed and where it grows. I'd like to see if there are other contenders. I'll also go pull some up and take a picture; I think the differences show there best unless I am remembering wrong.
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Apr 15, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Ornithogalum umbellatum?

Edited to add links: http://www.wildflowersofontari...
http://www.canadaplants.ca/dis...
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Apr 15, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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Don't know if this is the same thing, but I call them star lilies.
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Apr 15, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Apr 15, 2015 9:56 AM CST
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An Ornithogalum perhaps, maybe Scilla bifolia?
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Apr 15, 2015 10:10 AM CST
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Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Yes! Star of Bethlehem it is. Notice the distinctive buds with dark green and the white line of the emerging petals.

And I was calling them star flowers, so we're on the same page.

Have to look at that Scilla bifolia and see... But that doesn't quite look the same, so I think this is done.

Thanks everyone!
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Apr 15, 2015 3:02 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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plantladylin said: Good eye sooby!


Thank You! It was in my mind from a recent conversation with someone who also had it as a lawn weed, so that rang a bell.
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Apr 20, 2015 11:30 AM CST
Name: Linda
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Thank you from me also. Love this little cutie.

found it listed on landscaping.about.com ,the botanical name, Ornithogalum umbellatum.
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