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Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum umbellatum
Often confused with wild garlic or onion, the Star of Bethlehem is a native of Europe that is widely naturalized in the United States. Unlike its edible look-alikes, the Star of Bethlehem is poisonous to small animals and even to cattle. However, its delicate white flowers, rhythmically clustered into its grass-like leaves, make it an attractive ornamental.
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Growth Type: 
Bulb
Color(s): 
White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
April 25, 2002 to May 13, 2002April 30, 2003 to May 30, 2003May 1, 2004 to May 14, 2004April 18, 2005 to May 19, 2005April 20, 2006 to May 19, 2006April 30, 2007 to May 15, 2007May 2, 2008 to May 24, 2008April 24, 2009 to May 29, 2009April 23, 2010 to June 1, 2010April 23, 2017 to June 9, 2017April 25, 2018 to June 1, 2018April 22, 2019 to May 31, 2019

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