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Star of Bethlehem

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 July 2018 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 28, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 900 105 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very suitable name to them

10 Jul 2018 5:05am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of these gorgeous flowers. And a lovely name. :)

10 Jul 2018 5:16am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

These are beautiful and I found your writeup illuminating.

10 Jul 2018 5:31am

Gérard from Allauch, France

There is enough to be lost......

10 Jul 2018 5:50am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Elles sont magnifiques et ici, fanées depuis bien longtemps.
Bonne journée Steven

10 Jul 2018 6:01am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle prise de vue ..j'aime beaucoup

10 Jul 2018 6:02am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely stars Steven. Ornithogalum are always beautiful flowers, all!

10 Jul 2018 6:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They look so happy !

10 Jul 2018 7:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau !

10 Jul 2018 9:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, how lovely the white stars are !!!

10 Jul 2018 10:06am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful white stars , superb composition.

10 Jul 2018 11:02am

Marité from France

Elles sont si délicates !!! J'aime vraiment !
Bonne journée

10 Jul 2018 11:09am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Bonjour Steven, superbe, ces petites étoiles sont magnifiques! Bise, bonne journée dans la joie!

10 Jul 2018 11:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a galaxy of blooms

10 Jul 2018 11:54am

willy from Belgium

superbe photo de ces petites étoiles Steven

et quel joli nom..


10 Jul 2018 2:13pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so pure with all the white

10 Jul 2018 2:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine field of these flowers. Excellent detail and color in this excellent picture.

10 Jul 2018 2:43pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow ..these blossoms look beautiful...............................................

10 Jul 2018 3:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have composed this beautifully. Their lovely shape is certainly shown off here. Gorgeous

10 Jul 2018 3:40pm

Joëlle from France

Oooooooooooh un petit feu d'artifice de blanc immaculé, merci Steven tu nous gâtes :-))

10 Jul 2018 3:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

These beautiful flowers look like many little stars! I love their shape. A wonderful composition. I love how they fill the frame.

10 Jul 2018 3:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such bright and beautiful stars. A beautiful image.

10 Jul 2018 4:33pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A wonderful image of The Star of Bethlehem. Excellent composition.

10 Jul 2018 6:18pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Jul 2018 6:31pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

These beautiful flowers look like many little stars.
Excellent compo!

10 Jul 2018 6:38pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Starry Starry Night would make a nice name too :)

10 Jul 2018 6:58pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles fines fleurs blanche douces et tendres sueprbe

11 Jul 2018 2:03am

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful whiteness and simplicity of these authentic six-pointed stars.

11 Jul 2018 2:10pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Un superbe tapis d'étoiles!

11 Jul 2018 4:49pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

These are so dainty and beautiful!!

12 Jul 2018 3:53am