Star-of-Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum
Short, hairless erect plant with 6 to 9 linear channelled leaves. Flowers glistening white stars 28 to 38 mm, anthers yellow, the tepals with a broad band of green on the outside.
Grassy places, meadows and roadside verges.
April to June.
Perennial - Sometimes seen as a casual or garden escape, but as shown in the photographs, established colonies do exist in flower meadows in our area.
Naturalised much of Britain but never common
Uncommon as a naturalised flower in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 8 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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