Star of Bethlehem – 6/2/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/2/11
Observation Time: 1:05 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road near soccer field parking lot
Common Name: Star of Bethlehem
Scientific Name: Ornithogalum umbellatum
Comments: The Star of Bethlehem is a genus (Ornithogalum) of perennial plants native to southern Europe belonging to the family Hyacinthaceae. Growing from a bulb, it has grass-like basal leaves and a slender stalk, up to 30 cm tall, bearing clusters of star-shaped white flowers striped with green.
More Information: Illinois Wildflowers