Ornithogalum - weedy?

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 08:18:00 PST
Yes, Jim, I liked those two pages.  Nice big print, clear  
information, and lovely pictures, better than most sites that are  
trying to sell the bulbs.

About umbellatum it says:  Cultivated and escaped into open fields,  
waste ground, parks, open woods, roadsides, railroads.

I assume people in your area behave similarly to those here.  Those  
bulbs didn't leap out of the garden on their own and colonize waste  
ground.  Instead, people weeded their garden and trundled the weeds  
to the nearest public space where they dumped the wheelbarrow full of  
whatever they didn't want.  That gave the weedy bulbs their start.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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