Plant ID forum: Wildflower ID?

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
May 14, 2017 6:13 PM CST
This flower is about 8-10 inches high and grows wild in my gardens and along roadsides. Its foliage is grass-like. Any idea of its ID?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 14, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Are they growing in damp spots? Maybe Zephyranthes candida.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
May 15, 2017 6:06 AM CST
DaisyI said:Are they growing in damp spots? Maybe Zephyranthes candida.


They are not growing in damp spots, but we have had a lot of rain here lately, so perhaps they are growing because of the unusually abundant water.
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
May 15, 2017 6:10 AM CST
KentPfeiffer said:https://garden.org/plants/view/86871/Star-of-Bethlehem-Ornithogalum-umbellatum/


Yes, it does fit the description of Star-of-Bethlehem. The comments warn of invasiveness. However, on my drought-prone hilltop they are not invasive. I am glad to see them during wet springs like the one we are having now, when their water needs can be met.

Thanks very much for the ID.
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 15, 2017 9:33 AM CST
I agree with Kent Smiling
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