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Ornithogalum narbonense - Narbonne Star-of-Bethlehem

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asparagales - Family: Asparagaceae

Ornithogalum narbonense

The lovely Narbonne Star-of-Bethleham grows throughout the Mediterranean region and is a common sight on abandonded farmland and in olive groves and other grassy places. The flowers, which appear from March until May, are white each having six petals with broad green stripes.

Closeup iof flowers, Ornithogalum narbonense

The specimens shown on this page were photographed in the Algarve in southern Portugal in April.


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