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cindjo717
PAWLING NY
Posts: 56
Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:17 am   Post subject: Small plant with tiny white flowers.


I have this small plant popping up in my woodlands garden. it has foliage like Crocus and tiny white cluster of pretty flowers. It's pretty so I keep it, no pull.


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carolyn

northern ohio
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:55 am   


I think it is Star of Bethlehem(ornithogalum umbellatum),
an early import from africa and eurasia and is a poisonous plant. It has spread to the wild in North America. Sad

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:10 am   


I have Starof Bethlehem (as Carolyn said) growing in my own garden cindjo. They are related to onions and garlic and can be quite invasive. However, I like them and don't mind them spreading around the base of my garden arch. Be careful when handling them as they may cause skin irritation.

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:19 am   


I have some too and they only bloom in the spring. When the weather warms they shrivel up just like a tulip or daffodil Very Happy

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cindjo717
PAWLING NY
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Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:58 pm   


Thank you all so much for the replies.. I am so glad that I know what it is now.. I found it in the front of my house in my woodlands type garden. It is really pretty and dainty so I will not get rid of them.. They seem to be fading now because it's getting hot.. Stew Face 1

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