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Jun 6, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Does anyone know what this flower is?
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Jun 6, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Star of Bethlehem (I think). Ornithogalum.
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Jun 6, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Jun 11, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Name: Lori Bright
San Luis Obispo, California (Zone 7a)
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Those look like some type of Rain Lily. Did they bloom right after a good rain?
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Jun 11, 2015 10:17 PM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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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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Jun 12, 2015 7:37 AM CST

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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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Jun 12, 2015 8:18 PM CST
central Illinois
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I'm tending toward the Ornithogalum Star of Bethlehem.
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Jun 13, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 14, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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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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Jun 14, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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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-... There are also some good close-up views of the flower that separates it from the rain lily.
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'
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Jun 14, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
central Illinois
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I grow bunches of rain lilies, 3 kinds to be exact; all are grown in pots, overwintered in the basement
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Jun 14, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
jmorth - thanks for posting that! I might have to look into those.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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