Spring Starflower

Scientific Name - Ipheion uniflorum (Lindley) Raf.
Family - Amaryllidaceae

Escaped, cultivated cool-season perennial from a central bulb. Leaves flat, linear, somewhat fleshy. Plant emits onion-like odor when crushed. Solitary, fragrant, white to lavender flowers on long stalks. Midribs of petals usually darker colored than petals. Mature fruit not seen. Occurs in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, panhandle Florida and Texas. Native to Argentina