Plant ID forum: Is this white Glory of the Snow?

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 7:01 AM CST
I have this plant and it blooms in early to mid spring. It produces abundant bulbs. I used to think it was Star of Bethlehem but now I am thinking it could be white Glory of the Snow. What do you think?
Thank you!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 21, 2017 7:06 AM CST
Looks like Zephyranthes candida (or some other species of Zephyranthes)
also called Rain Lily.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 7:12 AM CST
Thanks, I will look that one up.
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Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 7:14 AM CST
It does look like the Rain Lily but I am in zone 5a and this plant comes up every spring. I do not have to lift the bulbs.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 21, 2017 8:07 AM CST
It looks like Star of Bethlehem to me. What made you change your mind, Jeanne?
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I guess cause I read that Star of Bethlehem blooms late spring or early summer and I thought these bloomed earlier than that. If it is Star of Bethlehem do you consider them invasive?
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Paul2032
Jun 21, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Very invasive Thumbs down Moves into the lawn......
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 2:50 PM CST
Would it work to put them in a pot and then put them in the ground? Mine have only spread by making baby bulbs by the original bulb.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jun 21, 2017 4:56 PM CST
Looks like Zephyranthes candida to me, but mine blooms in late summer, and it is a bit of a thug in my garden. Multiplies by both bulb and seed.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 21, 2017 7:15 PM CST
I really don't think that mine are Star of Bethlehem since they stay in the ground over winter here in Iowa zone 5a and come back every year without fail. I am going to consider them white Glory of the Snow since that is what my girlfriend calls them and I got them from her.

Thanks everyone for you input.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 22, 2017 2:22 AM CST
Star of Bethlehem grows here in Canada, there's a distribution map on this page:

http://ontariowildflowers.com/...

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