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What are these? Type of Spring Flower.

Posted by hostalover360 4 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 21, 09 at 17:40

Ok, I have a unknown plant I would like to find out what it is. I do know it is a type of Spring Flower. The leaves look like a Crocus to be, There is a small white stripe on the leaves BUT Crocus have 4 or 5 leaves, These have many small leaves per bulb. and the Bulbs don't look like Crocus corms, These are kinda longish it nature, more Regtangle. the rounded. When I look in the middle of the bulb there is a bloom stalk in the middle, They look as though the flowers will be tiny. These bulbs look like they were planted there for many years. Please help me find out what kind of bulbs they are.

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RE: What are these? Type of Spring Flower.

I'm not sure, but the leaves having a mid-vein sounds like Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum. The bulb on this would look like a little onion. You'll know better when it blooms. If it is Star of Bethlehem, it can be very weedy, just so you know. Maybe you can try googling an image..?

RE: What are these? Type of Spring Flower.

It does sound like it could be Star of B, although I don't remember them having a large number of leaves per bulb. If it has white starlike blooms, it is Star of Bethlehem. Cheleinri isn't kidding saying it is very weedy. In zone 6 these can make huge clumps in a short period of time, & I understand they can spread by seeds as well. I think zone 4 is pushing the edge of their range though, so you may not have as much trouble from them.


Mine do have a bunch of leaves per bulb. When I bought this house I was so excited at all the crocus that came up in the about disappointing! :P I just got finished pulling them from the back bed this weekend. I don't know what to do about all the ones in the lawn.

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