Thursday, March 29, 2012

Star-of-Bethlehem Flower


And you know spring has come when these little lilies start to bloom. These are called Star-of-Bethlehem and grow about six inches tall.

They are actually native to southern Europe and northern Africa and were imported back in the 1800's. They are now considered an invasive by the National Park Service, although in my small garden they've never really expanded past the three or four plants that have naturalized around my Stella del Oro daylilies.

4 comments:

Anyes said...

Spring is here and it feels right. If only the rain was stopping and the temperature was warmer.

It looks quite warm and sunny over at your place Karen. Could you send a bit my way? Pretty please ;-)

Val said...

What a beautiful little flower, Karen and I'm so pleased that you've joined the ranks of the iPhone snappers. Beware it can become quite addictive.

Anne said...

They are so pretty! After our spell of glorious weather, it is to get colder for the weekend .......

Karen said...

Anyes: I just feel like we skipped spring and went straight to summer. Nothing in between.

Val: I'm afraid the IPhone will become addictive with all the neat photos apps you can download.

Anne: Scotland was on our national news about the heat wave you all have been having!