Hi, whilst out walking the other day in Tattershall Carr in Lincolnshire (ancient Alder woodland) I came across a plant with beautiful white flowers but despite some reasearch online I can't seem to identify it. It didn't seem common and I didn't see any other examples so I took a photo. Could a kind and knowledgeable person please aid me in identifying it as I would love to know what it is!? Thankyou.
It is Ornithogalum umbellatum, Star of Bethlehem - one of three species of Ornithogalum you might find in the UK.
I have grown it in several of my gardens, always in turf around the base of trees (a white cherry in my previous home). I love the way it sneaks up, leaves inconspicuous amongst the grass, then delivers its simple but beautiful white flowers as a thanks for leaving it be for the rest of the year, and not trimming the grass too soon.