Fig.1 O. unifoliatumThey are mature plants in a 15cm diameter pot. The leaves were more ascending in the beginning of growing season.
We had seen the leaves just as thick as a pencil. Now we grow them in our hands, then their leaves get fat and surprising. We have not seen them make any offsets. They are self-incompatible yet we have them three, so we can pollinate and collect the seeds.
The leaf can get as fat as a thumb. There is a groove at the base, probably for inflorescence.
The beautiful flowers open in warm sunny days. They are smaller than O. concordianum yet have the same characteristics in shape.
This photo was taken a few years ago.
Fig.4 O. unifoliatum, Cotyledons
They have the common shape of the genus. The germination rate was very poor in 2006, but is quite fine this time so they are crowded this much. We don't know what caused the difference.
They need full sun to make the leaf fat.
Healthy growth is beneficial to survive during the hot and dry summer rest.
Information of the plant
Scientific name Ornithogalum unifoliatum, (Rowley) Oberm.
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