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Old 08-28-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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So once upon a time my dad had to pull over along side the road somewhere. He found a clump of grass that was flowering and brought a clump home with him. It's actually starting to spread some and produces on a good mass of flowers now every spring. Any idea what it might be?

I believe it dies back at some point... or for some reason I see a lot of very tiny "onions" or corms are all clustered together. I will check tomorrow.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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I think it's called "Star-of-Bethlehem" (among other things), Ornithogalum umbellatum.

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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That's it alright. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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Be aware: it is listed as a noxious weed by the USDA, and it is not native.

It captivated me too, until I read up on it. There are a few here left over from the old "lawn" days, and they seem innocent enough. But I think I'll take them out next year.
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