Bath Wildlife Sightings

Ornithogalum umbellatum group (Common Star-of-Bethlehem), Summerhill Park, Weston, ST7366

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Ornithogalum angustifolium Boreau (Star-of-Bethlehem)

Evidence

Quantity

1 plant

Locality

Summerhill Park, Weston

Habitat

Meadow, recently grazed.

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST738662

Other Information

Unexpected - the only other place I have seen this plant in our area is Hazelbury Common - Simon Crampin. I was not aware that it grew here or on Hazelbury Common. At Summerhill it is probably a garden escape. Most colonies are south of Bath and are of long-standing. Several names have been used, either as subspecies or as separate species. Currently two names are in use: ssp. umbellatum and ssp. campestre (previously ssp. angustifolium). Both may occur around Bath but the plant has not been investigated - Rob Randall.

Recorded by

Simon Crampin

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