Plant ID forum: Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 6, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Does anyone know what this flower is?
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Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Jun 6, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Star of Bethlehem (I think). Ornithogalum.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jun 6, 2015 11:13 AM CST
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LlamaLlori
Jun 11, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Those look like some type of Rain Lily. Did they bloom right after a good rain?
Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Jun 11, 2015 10:17 PM CST
To me also they look like Rain Lilies. The leaves are there to show the clue too. It's very nice all of them are up at the same time - lovely anyway! In my garden they bloomed 4-5 days after an early summer shower in March.

I had posted a query - some clues may be there for you? --http://garden.org/thread/view/34331/Rain-Lilies---white---difference-between-two/
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bamira
Jun 12, 2015 7:37 AM CST
The thread " Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)" in Plant ID forum I tip my hat to you.
Dinu flowers are different, your are branching , his every flower on one stem
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jmorth
Jun 12, 2015 8:18 PM CST
I'm tending toward the Ornithogalum Star of Bethlehem.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 13, 2015 9:34 AM CST
I agree with jmorth. The relaxed foliage is key here as well as the bloom time. I've read that rain lilies tend to bloom later in the summer.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 14, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Thank you all for your comments. I also think that it is the Star of Bethlehem. I really need to stop planting things and not recording what I put where.
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Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Jun 14, 2015 8:52 AM CST
I took a closer look when you are all saying it is not rain lily. I noticed the buds - that I had missed -which looked very different. So I found this and realized I was incorrect. http://flowerinfo.org/star-of-bethlehem-flower There are also some good close-up views of the flower that separates it from the rain lily.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 14, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Dinu - your comments do make me wonder if anyone here in the US midwest grows rain lilies. I'm not familiar with them at all.
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jmorth
Jun 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I grow bunches of rain lilies, 3 kinds to be exact; all are grown in pots, overwintered in the basement
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 14, 2015 11:25 AM CST
jmorth - thanks for posting that! I might have to look into those.

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