Star of Bethlehem – 5/11/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/11/23

Observation Time: 9:50 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

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 12 inches tall, bearing clusters of star-shaped white flowers striped with green.

More Information: Illinois Wildflowers