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ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower?

Posted by hollyhocks zone 5 Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 3, 08 at 16:32

Can anyone ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower? it came up with my iris reticlata bulbs last spring. the bud has a unique green and white stiped look.
thanks for any help.

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RE: ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower?

That looks like a Star of Bethlehem from the genus Ornithogalum.


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RE: ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower?

I just got done digging about a gazillion of the awful "Star of Bethlehem" out of my front garden bed. I cnanot get rid of it. Does anyone know if Round Up would work? I hate them. I dig them out evey year and no matter what I do I can't get rid of them!
Joann


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RE: ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower?

i get them everywere but i like em :) to cute n pretty,


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RE: ID this white 6 petaled star shaped flower?

Just cut off the leaves and let them stay in the garden. The leaves will add a small amount of nitrogen and after a while the bulbs will run out of stored food and die.


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