Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mystery Flower?

This pretty little flower bloomed among my inpatients this week. I noticed it toward the end of last week as a short green stem with no leaves but a white bud. It is in the area of where my snow on the mountain comes up. I left the green from the snow on the mountain this year and just mulched over it. Could it be related somehow? I don't think I've ever seen a flower with no leaf. There are five or six of them at the edge of the flower bed. I wonder if they were here all along and I pulled them up before they bloomed or something. They are definitely a mystery to me! How did they get there and what are they?


  1. They look and sound very much like something that I have here in my garden. (I'll post a picture on my blog.) At my other house they grew wild in the yard and any greenery they had looked very much like grass. I once thought I found them in a wildflower book. I think they are some kind of allium.

  2. Okay, maybe not allium. How about Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)? I found a photo online that looks just like it.