Ornithogalum umbelatum L. - balusca
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Ornithogalum umbelatum L.. 'ORNIS, ornithos' - bird, 'Gala' - milk, meat or bulbs on the very white flowers, name used by Dioscorides and Pliny.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from Europe, Turkey, Syria, Israel and North Africa.

Description - bulbous perennial species. Basal leaves semi-erect, linear, ribbed white-silver center, 25-30 cm long. Raceme with 6-20 corymb blossom type flowers, 2 cm diameter; tepale white with green on the outside, 6 stamens, 1 pistil.

Tolerances - semi-shade and light frosts.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny with rich soil, well drained.

Propagation - by bulbs, bulbs are planted at 10 cm depth. The seeds are alike in containerscold greenhouse, fall or spring.

Diseases and pests - can occur on leaf spots or rust.

Natural partners and garden - Allium drummondii, Anemone caroliniana, Crocus tommasinianus, Phlox stolonifera, Jasminum nudiflorum, Primula, Ranunculus macranthus.

Properties and Uses - can become invasive.

Myth, Legend and Folklore - Greece, boiled bulbs of Ornithogalum and I ate.

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