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Star-of-Bethlehem

size:

10 to 30 centimeters

color:

flowers: white

blossoms:

May and June

reproduction:

bulbs

life span:

perennial

  • Dut: Gewone vogelmelk
  • Lat: Ornithogalum umbellatum
  • Eng: Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Fren: Dame d'onze heures
  • Ger: Dolden-Milchstern, Doldiger Milchstern
Star-of-Bethlehem, Ecomare

Star-of-Bethlehem

Star-of-Bethlehem is a bulbous plant. It grows well in deciduous woods and grasslands, as long as the vegetation is not too thick and the soil is rich in nutrients, damp but not too wet. Star-of-Bethlehem is not a stinsen plant, unlike its close relative drooping star-of-Bethlehem. However it also grows well in environments where true stinsen plants grow. It arrived on Texel along with snowdrop bulbs from France.