(Un)Known Wild Flowers... Thanks Harry

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It seems that I have the same query with Virginia... :?

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Hi Panos!

Nice pic.

For a biologist this is not so "unknown", a specialized botanist might even tell the species.

All I can contribute is that this plant belongs to the genus Ornithogalum. There are countless species all over the world, many of them difficult to identify. One of the more wide-spread English common names is "Star-of-Bethlehem", in German language we simply call it "Milk-Star" (literal translation).

Don't try to taste it, parts of the plant are quite poisonous.

Cheers
 
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Thanks all for your kind words, and thanks Harry for the "classroom" :D
It is really hard for me to ID all kinds of plants and flowers, OK and birds... 8)
 
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They are

as Harry S. says, Orthnithogalum umbellatum. The Star of Bethlehem. Europe has three species of Orthnithogalum, and this is the most common.
You are on a island that is famed for its flora, even more so than Crete, and that is spectacular to put it mildly. Go into the Troodos Mountains and see just what I mean.

BW. Bob F.
 
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The joys of "Orthnithogalum Unbellatum"!

Panos, these flowers we both now know, are called "orthnithogalum umbellatum" or "Star of Bethlehem". Thank you Harry S! This year's crop, there are a lot of them here in my yard here in Calofornia, is stellar!

Enjoyed your photos!

Virginia
aka beaucamera!
 

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