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Ornithogalum sp., Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum sp.

Star of Bethlehem
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Origin: Africa, Southern Europe, Western Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ornithogalum is a large genus of plants with bulbs, leafless stem, leaves linear to lanceolate to oblanceolate. Star- to cup-shaped flowers are borne on short to tall stems. They like full sun but will need part-shade in warm areas.

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