Jane McGary
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:17:13 PST
The recent BX announcement included22. Nothoscordum sp., I had this 
one on the Mystery Bulbs page, but no one
>could help me identify it. It was received as N. ostenii, but has white
>flowers and is large. I've added pictures on the wiki on the Nothoscordum

The foul weed Nothoscordum inodorum circulates under many names, and 
it is a large, white-flowered plant. The bulbs are distinctive, being 
dark brown with numerous tiny offsets. Nothoscordum bivalve, which 
was foisted on me by an East Coast nursery as a desirable "native 
plant," is also a pest but I was able to eradicate it.

The real Nothoscordum ostenii has bright yellow flowers that are 
fragrant, and it is very well behaved here.

Jane McGary

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