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SPIKED STAR-OF-BETHLEHEM Ornithogalum pyrenaicum (Liliaceae) Height to 80cm. Upright perennial of open woodland. Also known as Bath Asparagus. Grows in scrub and open woodland. FLOWERS are 2cm across and greenish white; borne in tall, drooping-tipped spikes (May-Jul). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green, narrow and basal; they soon wither. STATUS-Very local, mainly from Bath east along M4 corridor.
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SPIKED STAR-OF-BETHLEHEM Ornithogalum pyrenaicum (Liliaceae) Height to 80cm. Upright perennial of open woodland. Also known as Bath Asparagus. Grows in scrub and open woodland. FLOWERS are 2cm across and greenish white; borne in tall, drooping-tipped spikes (May-Jul). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green, narrow and basal; they soon wither. STATUS-Very local, mainly from Bath east along M4 corridor.

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