Scientific Name: Ornithogalum umbellatum
Weed Family: Liliaceae


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.

Herbicide Use

Make your post-emergence herbicide application to Star-of-Bethlehem that is actively growing and in the seedling to flower stage of growth.


Germination Dates

Zone-3: AugustZone-4: SeptemberZone-5: SeptemberZone-6: OctoberZone-7: November