Star-of-Bethlehem

Such a simple flower.  Star-of-Bethlehem (a.k.a. sleepydick, grass lily, nap-at-noon or eleven-o’clock lady; Ornithogalum umbellatum).  But exquisite in its simplicity.  An inhabitant of those spaces between the shadow and the light.  A harbinger of warmer times.

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) (2010_04_03_052335)
Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) (2010_04_03_052188)
Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) (2010_04_03_052302)
Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) (2010_04_03_052338)

6 thoughts on “Star-of-Bethlehem”

    1. That’s exactly the description that came to my mind, Joy: a flower in a flower in a flower. It’s such a simple concept but it creates a stunning bloom.

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