Ornithogalum help.

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:55:24 PDT
Dear Friends,
	A few years ago I was given some bulbs by an elderly 
friend-now around 95 yo. I thought they might be Roman Hyacinths or 
similar, but after 2 years of settling they have begun to bloom and 
are clearly some Ornithogalum.  I am too familiar with O. umbellatum 
to consider this as an ID and I grow O. ponticum which will bloom 
	Although this is a late season, what other Ornithogalum would 
be blooming now - early to mid April. I think the spikes of white 
flowers (with pale green back-of-petals) will reach over 1 foot, but 
they are just starting to bloom now. Individual flowers may approach 
1 1/2 to 2 in in diameter.
	I checked the wiki pix for comparison, but nothing seemed real close.

	And they are hardy in Zone 5.

	A pleasant surprise, but what is it?

		Many thanks.		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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