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Star of Bethlehem Flower
Hyacinthaceae
Ornithogalum umbellatum


gardengeek
gardengeek
Flower Petal # 6
Main Color    
Color 2    

Hyacinthaceae Family

Ornithogalum Genus

Location

Utah. Eurasia, North Africa, Middle East




Star of Bethlehem Flower, Ornithogalum umbellatum - YouTube.com

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Hyacinthaceae
Asparagales
Asparagales
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Looks like Sand lily, Star lily, Mountain lily (Leucocrinum montanum), but those have no green stripes on the leaves.

Also Known As: Sleepydick, Star-of-Bethlehem, Grass Lily, Nap-at-Noon, Eleven-o'clock Lady, Summer Snowflake, Starflower, and the Pyrenees Star of Bethlehem.

Six Petalled White Flower with green and white sepals.
The flowers group in a 'corymbose raceme' with 3-21 white flowers, and a green stripe outside.
The Star of Bethlehem flower starts out as monocot tendrils, that look like onion or grape hyacinths. Then some green and white striped, garlic-like bulbs emerge. Then after a good rainshower, when the sun comes out, the flower will begin opening the outer three petals, then the inner 3 petals then the six stamen lay down parallel to the six petals. This process reverses by late afternoon.

The flowers don't bloom every day, only after it rains, and then it's sunny.

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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Ornithogalum
Species: O. umbellatum

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Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 03, 2009



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Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 02, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 02, 2009



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Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 02, 2009



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Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 01, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 01, 2009



Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower
Star of Bethlehem Flower - Flower - May 01, 2009



Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) Six Petalled White Flower - Flower - April 30, 2009



SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower
SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower - April 30, 2009



SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower
SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower - April 30, 2009



SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower
SIx Petalled White Flower - Flower - April 30, 2009



Ornithogalum umbellatum
Star-of-Bethlehem: Ornithogalum umbellatum Five Petalled White Flower - Flower - April 30, 2009

Comment: Star of Bethlehem Flower, Ornithogalum umbellatum

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angie branch

sandy, utah May 20, 2010
This plant can cause issues with native plants.
http://threatsummary.forestthreats.org/threats/threatSummaryViewer.cfm?threatID=299

gardengeek
gardengeek
May 09, 2010
Here in Utah it grows like a weed. If you find someone with them, you can just pull up a few bulbs, and they will grow just fine. The flowers only open after a few days of rain.

Ross W Estep Sr

San Antonio, Tx,USA May 09, 2010
Where can I purchase this plant for my garden?

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