A bulbous perennial with leaves that resemble wild garlic and have small, white, star-shaped flowers. Star-of-Bethlehem is similar to Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), however Star-of-Bethlehem lacks the characteristic garlic smell and also has distinctive white midveins along the leaves unlike wild garlic. Starch Grapehyacinth (Muscari racemosum) is also similar in appearance, however this weed also lacks the distinctive white midveins that run the length of the leaves as in star-of-Bethlehem.
The leaves are shiny, dark green, and have a distinct white midrib. Leaves are approximately 1" — 1 1/2" long, 3/4" to 1 1/2" wide, and are hollow in cross section. The leaves of this weed are commonly confused for a grass, but more closely resemble those of wild garlic.