Ornithogalum umbellatum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Ornithogalum umbellatum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Bulb renewed each year; lvs elongate, 2–5+ mm wide, with a white stripe on the upper surface; scape 1–3 dm; raceme 3–10-fld, the ascending pedicels longer than the internodes; bracts up to as long as the pedicels; fls erect; tep spreading, lance- oblong, 1.5–2 cm, white above, with a broad green midstripe beneath; ovary longer than the style; 2n=18–108. Native of Europe, escaped from cult. into roadsides and even fields and woods in our range. May, June.

  • Common Names

    star of Bethlehem