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Plant Focus: Star of Bethlehem

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This delicate little flower, Star of Bethlehem, or  Ornithogalum umbellatum, is great for bees and other pollinators.

It grows from a bulb and spreads to form a carpet of green foliage.

Star of Bethlehem is also known as: dove’s dung, eleven o’clock lady, Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon, nap at noon, sleepy Dick, summer snowflake and ten o’clock lady.

Sap from its leaves can cause skin irritation.

To find out more about this super wee plant click on this link:  Ornithogalum umbellatum

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