Wildflowers: Is it an Ornithogalum?

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  1. lettuce

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    Ornithogalum umbellatum was my guess... (found several bulbils surrounding the main bulb).

    Now, if you take a closer look, you can see that the inflorescence is a strict umbell (should be a corymb). There are also two leaves which seem to be in the function of bracts, something I haven't seen in Ornithogalum.
    Also, tepals should be more white on the inner side, but that could well be a variable characteristic.

    Maybe this is some kind of a deformed or underdeveloped Ornithogalum?
    Any thoughts? A different genus?
     

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    Looks like Gagea of some kind.
     
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    Aren't all wild Gagea yellow?

    But because of the leaf-like bracts, you may just be right.
    I'll look into it, thanx!
     
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