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Wednesday's Flower

Orange Star

Wednesday's Story

A sea of orange…

Filled my lens and now my screen. It blankets my surroundings in a vibrant orange expanse of color, reminding me that there is always something to brighten my day and to be thankful for. Sometimes I may need to put a little effort into finding it, but fortunately not today.

points of interest

Vibrant, warm hues of yellow, orange, red and sometimes white appear from winter to spring. Blooms are cup-shaped stars arranged in clusters of up to 25 flowers. Centers are black and stems are leafless. Basal leaves are strap-shaped and somewhat prostrate. Long vase life. Excellent container plant or in rock garden.

general care

In full sun, plant 4” deep in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Keep watered during growth cycle and dry during dormancy.

friday’s flower fact

This flower’s common name is Orange Star and its Latin name is Ornithogalum dubium. The term dubium means "dubious" or "unlike" others of the genus.

Common Names | Orange Star
Botanical Name | Ornithogalum dubium
Family | Liliaceae
Type | Bulbous perennial
Origin | Southern Africa
Zone | 7-10
Flower Height | 8-12”
Flower Diameter | 1”

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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