Drooping star of Bethlehem is a weed in farm fields that occasionally invades wild areas. The flowers are striped with gray-green on the underside, giving the plant a ghostly appearance.
- Family: hyacinth (Hyacinthaceae)
- Habitat: fields, edges of woods, old homesites
- Height: 8 to 20 inches
- Flower size: 1-1/2 to 2 inches across
- Flower color: white and pale gray-green
- Flowering time: April to May
- Origin: west Asia
Photographed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. © 2011 Janet Novak.