Bulbs forum: Help identify bulbs---(solved)--Star Of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum Umbellatum -

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Name: Courtney Cahoon
North Carolina, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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Mayflowers
Feb 19, 2018 9:43 PM CST

I found these bulbs beside a creek but can't seem to find anything on them online, please help. They shriveled up quite a bit in just a few days after removing them from site. They look a bit like a small potatoes to me with light brown coloring, but please look for urself. I also found it odd that roots grew from top of bulb growing up towards surface and roots on bottom that grew just like any of bulb. Thank u for ur time.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Feb 28, 2018 4:43 PM CST
Hi Courtney.
Do you think these are a wild plant? I've seen Camassia growing wild near a creek here in central KY, and those do look similar. There had been some dozing and road work where I found them and I snagged a few unearthed bulbs and planted them in my garden. Disturbing them while in active growth kept them from blooming the following year, but the year after that they started blooming again.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Courtney Cahoon
North Carolina, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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Mayflowers
Apr 20, 2018 12:50 AM CST
Star Of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum Umbellatum -. After flowering I was able to identify the flowering bulbs
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 20, 2018 3:55 AM CST
Oh why didn't I recognize those? I have dug out and destroyed so many of them I must have blocked it out, LOL. They're considered an invasive here, my front yard is packed full of them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Courtney Cahoon
North Carolina, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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Mayflowers
May 26, 2018 12:44 AM CST
Gemini_ sage A lot of people say that they takeover here in North Carolina too. I'm debating getting rid of them or putting them in isolated, contained bed, I'm not sure yet. Thankyou for your replys

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