Small plant with tiny white flowers.

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  1. cindjo717

    cindjo717 Seedling

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    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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    what is this? ( photo / image / picture from cindjo717's Garden )

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  2. carolyn

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    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. :(
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 Flower Fanatic

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    I have some too and they only bloom in the spring. When the weather warms they shrivel up just like a tulip or daffodil :-D
     
  5. cindjo717

    cindjo717 Seedling

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    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.. :stew1:
     

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