Eradicating Star of Bethlehem


How can I get rid of /kill star of Bethlehem plants growing in my lawn? They are taking over and seem to spread each year. I am a farmer near Peterborough have a licence to apply herbicides. It is …the plant from hell. Thanks.


Thank you for your question to Toronto Master Gardeners.

So, we are more familiar with urban questions and I needed to check with the Ontario guidelines as found in the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Star of Bethlehem does not seem to be in the list of weeds, so I found the people you can call to be sure that you are doing the right thing. Go to and enter weed management in the Search box up in the right hand corner. There you will find a number of articles and specific names and numbers of people who can answer your questions much better than I can. I appreciate your care and concern and applaud all the work you do to keep the people of Ontario fed, especially in these times.

Here is a link to one of the best articles.