Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Star of Bethlehem

Last year I found one Star of Bethlehem wildflower. This year a few more appeared and chose an open and shady area under a Hackberry tree to produce their show. The inside of the flower is a beautiful waxy-white and the outside of the petals are green. It blooms early in the day and closes its' petals by noon. It is a member of the lily family and was imported from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

2 comments:

  1. That is so pretty and just what a wildflower should look like. I am painting mother's day cards for daughters and dil. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom.
    QMM

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  2. It's beautiful! You sure know your flowers! I love white blossoms too, especially the snowdrops that grow right through the snow...in Germany they're called snow bells (Schneegloeckchen) and they remind me of my childhood!

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