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 Ornithogalum juncifolium
Author:   Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1797
Family:  Hyacinthaceae*
Origin:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Rush-leaved Star of Bethlehem
Synonyms:  Ornithogalum graminifolium, Sessť & Moc. 1894

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  This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1797. It is found in most of the Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb grow to four centimetres in diameter, the grass-like leaves to 20 centimetres. The flowers are white, and besides from seeds, the plant can be reproduced by bulbs.

The genera name from Greek: ornithos; 'bird' and gala; 'milk'. The species name means 'leaves like a Rush'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.

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