Ornithogalum thyrsoides umbellatum

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Ornithogalum umbellatum – Star of Bethlehem flower. Flower courtesy of Sturtz and Copeland Florists and Garden Center, Boulder, Colorado.

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Escaped from cultivation, this plant has been declared a “noxious weed” in Alabama (http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious[…]statefips=01).

Paul Burnett said:

Escaped from cultivation, this plant has been declared a “noxious weed” in Alabama (http://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious[…]statefips=01).

It’s a pity that this is a noxious weed, and not the Star of Bethlehem orchid.

The identification seems to be incorrect. Ornithogalum umbellatum looks much different.

Hi, It looks more like Ornithogalum thyroides not umbellatum.

or *thyrsoides* maybe

IANA biologist, let alone a botanist. The nursery identified the plant as a star of Bethlehem, but apparently several related species are known by that common name. You may see a number of pictures of O. thyrsoides here. The flowers in my photograph look (to me) a lot more like those of O. thyrsoides, and the flowers grow in the manner described in the link. I assume, then, that it is O. thyrsoides, but what do I know?

Whatever it is, it is beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Whatever it is, it are still a plant - it aren’t evolves eyes ore arms or legs!!111!!!!

Whatever it is, it are still a plant - it aren’t evolves eyes ore arms or legs!!111!!!!

Potatoes have evolved eyes, silly!

Karen S. said:

Whatever it is, it are still a plant - it aren’t evolves eyes ore arms or legs!!111!!!!

Potatoes have evolved eyes, silly!

And corn plants have ears.

Not to mention that dandelions have something resembling parachutes and/or hang gliders, or something, on their seeds.

Henry

And funny Mr. Potato Head has it all, even glasses. If that don’t prove evilushun I don’t know what does!

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