Scientific Name: Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
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OTHER COMMON NAME: snowdrop.
LIFE CYCLE: Perennial; reproduces by bulbs (A); new growth begins in late January or early February; develops flowers in May or early June and then foliage dies.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Looks like wild garlic but doesn't have strong scent; leaves have light green midrib (B); stems develop from small bulbs that are usually in clumps; white, star-shaped flowers on stem (C).