Common names: chincherinchee (English).
Botanical name: Ornithogalum thyrsoides
Ornithogalum thyrsoides, commonly known as chincherinchee or star-of-Bethlehem, is a showy bulbous plant. It produces clusters of white flowers that last for a long time and bend towards the light. It is widely cultivated as a garden ornamental and a cut flower. It is also used traditionally as remedy for diabetes and skin irritation, but it is poisonous to livestock. It grows well in sunny, well-drained and slightly sloping sites, and is dormant in summer. It is a winter-growing species that flowers from late spring to mid summer.
Nature & Cultivation
Use as Medicine
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