Star-of-Bethlehem is a perennial weed developing from a bulb. The leaves are thick, waxy, and grass like. The blades are dark green and contain a distinct white-grooved mid-rib. Star-of-Bethlehem produces a white flower containing 6 petals. Flowers are present in the late spring. The plant dies back to the bulb after flowering. Star-of-Bethlehem can spread by seeds and by bulbs. Star-of-Bethlehem is found in the Northeast and piedmont region of the Southeast.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.
Make your post-emergence herbicide application to Star-of-Bethlehem that is actively growing and in the seedling to flower stage of growth.