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Star of Bethlehem

Observed: 7th May 2011 By: FrancineFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in Plants

There was one small clump of this along the Greensand Ridge Walk through Oak Wood.

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For a long time, people have confused the possibly native plant, O. angustifolium, with the usually garden O. umbellatum, but just as folks have, at last, started calling it angustifolium, the latest Stace puts it back into U. umbellatum anyhow.

Currently, the correct 'Stace' name for the majority of wild plants in Britain is Ornithogalum umbellatum subsp. campestre.

I am not adding the new name as a 'revision' as it strikes me as a matter of opinion that could easily revert again in the next edition of Stace. In any case, I think continued recognition as a separate species has much merit, in which case O. angustifolium remains the correct name.