Whats blooming now ... need ID, possible Drimia species

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sat, 19 May 2012 12:58:09 PDT

I believe this is an Ornithogalum (the "Drimia" designation is erroneous)
that originally came from UC Irvine Arboretum without data or locality. It
is a very dependable little clustering plant for shade and unusual among
hyacinths for its softly pubescent leaves. The flowers will open more fully
and are star-like.

Maybe the Mueller-Doblies can provide a name?


On 19 May 2012 11:44, Ken <kjblack@pacbell.net> wrote:

> I purchased a bulb with interesting hairy, light green foliage a little
> over a
> year ago.  It went dormant last Summer and produced a new flush of foliage
> again
> last fall, which now seems to be declining while the plant is in
> full-bloom.  It
> was labelled 'Drimia species' ... but I see nothing like it on the PBS
> Can any of you experts out there help me out?
> Bloom spikes:
> http://flickr.com/photos/amarguy/…
> Bloom close-up:
> http://flickr.com/photos/amarguy/…
> Foliage:
> http://flickr.com/photos/amarguy/…
> Ken Blackford
> San Diego, CA  USDA zone 10
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