Allium neapolitanum Alliaceae Guernsey Star of Bethlehem

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Description - A round umbel of 20-30 small white flowers is produced at the top of each stem. Leaves are long and narrow with a shallow keel.

Habitat - Found on hedgebanks in most parts of the island, growing best when it has some degree of shade.

Comments - This is a Mediterranean plant, first introduced for the cut-flower trade, but now naturalised island-wide. We call it "Guernsey" Star-of-Bethlehem to distinguish it from Ornithogalum angustifolium, which also occurs in Guernsey, but is much rarer, and a shorter, stockier plant.

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