Thursday, 25 September 2014

DESKTOP 419 - ORNITHOGALLUM

Ornithogalum umbellatum 'Star of Bethlehem' is a bulbous plant in the Liliaceae (Lily) family. It originates from Northern Africa and Eurasia and does well in moist gardens, lawns, cropland, pastures, and waterways. Small clumps of leaves appear mid-spring, and continue to elongate into late spring when flowers are produced. The blooming period lasts about 2 weeks, with flowers opening late on sunny mornings and closing by sunset. Flowering is followed by seed set, and subsequently, stems and leaves die back to the bulb by mid-summer.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely, Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Beautiful picture, have a nice autumn day,
    Marit.

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