The last few springs I’ve noticed these sweet little light yellow flowers but never could find out what they are. That’s because I thought they were an Allium, a member of the onion family. And I’m not the first person to make this mistake because the common name is False Garlic. In reality, Nothoscordum bivalve is a member of Lilaceae, the lily family.
The flowers are actually white with a yellow center and they do cluster together in an umbel the way onions do. But this plant has no oniony smell.
I found them mostly on glade areas in and in well-drained woodlands. This picture was taken on the Sac River Trail along the Little Sac River. I found many more of them in the glades uphill. You can see them around this Prickly Pear Cactus.
The flowers themselves are about 3/4″ across and stand on a stem about 8-12″ high. The leaves are thin and grass-like but more fleshy than grass, and a nice spring green color. They would make a very nice garden plant, I think.