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Star-of-Bethlehem

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By Diohio


Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum (Leche De Gallina))

This perennial wildflower is also called Snowdrops, Starflower, Summer Snowflake, Nap-at-Noon, Dove's Dung. Ornithogalum umbellatum is poisonous, especially the bulb. Sheep and other livestock have been killed by eating this plant. It closes up at night and on cloudy days. Blooming in May



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Hmmm pretty but poisonous. I don't know whether we have this in Europe. I've never been aware of it.

21 Mar, 2008



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