Can anyone help identify this plant?
llacey at ra.isisnet.com
Mon Oct 7 22:35:26 EST 1996
In article <DypotJ.Fop at oci.utoronto.ca>, bae at oci.utoronto.ca says...
>In article <52gkor$fp1 at larry.cc.emory.edu> thaas at larry.cc.emory.edu (Timothy Albert Haas) writes:
>>When I was a teenager, I got this plant from a teacher of mine. She told
>>me it was called "Star of Bethlehem." It is clearly some type of
>>succulent: thick leaves and tolerated drying out completely. The leaves
>>are flat with scolloped edges. The seem to emerge from the stem almost
>>like the stem just flattens out. They are like 6-12 inches long, and
>>perhaps 2 inches wide. There is no symmetrical shape to the plants,
>>leaves and stems seem to can get (for my family, at least) 3-4 feet
>>tall. It blooms only at night, and the blossom will open only once--by
>>the next morning it has closed. The stem the blossom is on sort of grows
>>downward, then curves upward slightly, sort of like a side-ward "J". Any
>>suggestion what this might be, and a book that would help in a positive
>Hi, The Ornithogalum umbellatum L. is called the Star of Bethleham.
I believe it belongs in the Lily family. You can find good information
in the book A Modern Herbal, by Maud Grieve, Penguin Books (I have the
My best wishes, Laurie
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