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Star of Bethlehem

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 June 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ornithogalum is a genus of perennial plants mostly native to southern Europe and southern Africa belonging to the family Asparagaceae. There are some species native to other areas such as the Caucasus. Growing from a bulb, species have linear basal leaves and a slender stalk, up to 30 cm or more tall, bearing clusters of typically white star-shaped flowers, often striped with green. The common name of the genus, Star of Bethlehem, is based on its star-shaped flowers, after the Star of Bethlehem that appeared in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

Photo captured May 31, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/5.3 ISO 800 62 mm

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Joëlle from France

Touchée coulée je suis, les pétales blancs mes préférés :-)

13 Jun 2017 5:29am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flower.

13 Jun 2017 5:38am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Beautiful flowers, nice colour contrast.

13 Jun 2017 5:58am

Martine from France

Jolies fleurettes immaculées.

13 Jun 2017 7:29am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Excellent capture of this beautiful blossom.
I know among other names as " eleven-o'clock lady" too . The flower names word is very interesting. In this cas, for exemple: eleven-o'clock lady amd more, little star nun, Maltese cross, white penitent, witch's garlic, nap-at-noon ... Very interesting. ( I thing)

13 Jun 2017 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful !!

13 Jun 2017 9:57am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


13 Jun 2017 10:52am

Marité from France

Très, très belles fleurs ! Merci !
Bonne journée.

13 Jun 2017 11:12am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A wonderful look at these flowers, and great to read about them.

13 Jun 2017 12:19pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise!

13 Jun 2017 12:31pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful and well named.

13 Jun 2017 12:46pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful simple composition

13 Jun 2017 1:24pm

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful floral trio.
The photo has excellent light control and the level of detail is perfect.

13 Jun 2017 1:52pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle délicatesse .... Photo toujours très clean !... )

13 Jun 2017 2:18pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely image.

13 Jun 2017 2:41pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful. A superb framing .

13 Jun 2017 3:51pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful. Love these flowers. Great in the dark background. A fine shot. :)

13 Jun 2017 4:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent capture of the lovely white stars floating above the field of dark green.

13 Jun 2017 4:23pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

My friend Graciel·la speaks of the many names of this wonderful flower. My daughter is called Betlem ... she will like to know this white flower! Thanks a lot!

13 Jun 2017 5:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a lovely name and story. They certainly shine against the green leaves. Beautiful macro.

13 Jun 2017 5:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Simple yet sweet shot.

13 Jun 2017 6:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus & colors!
Lovely flowers!

13 Jun 2017 8:08pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Do they smell nice too? :)

13 Jun 2017 8:28pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a lovely shot.

13 Jun 2017 11:30pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely, Well framed with plenty of attractive greenery around the blooms

14 Jun 2017 12:27am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I always love white flowers against the green leaves. This is just beautiful! A gorgeous image!

14 Jun 2017 1:03am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles bellesfleurs étoiles tout blanche et délicates superb.

14 Jun 2017 2:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


14 Jun 2017 1:58pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing white blossoms !!!! Lovely image :)

16 Jun 2017 3:09pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So sweetie...

18 Jun 2017 9:20am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

So delicate looking! Thank you for the info - I always like to have more info on botanicals!

26 Jun 2017 4:16am