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Taxon: Ornithogalum umbellatum L.

Genus: Ornithogalum subgenus: Ornithogalum section: Ornithogalum
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Scilloideae tribe: Ornithogaleae. Also placed in: Hyacinthaceae Liliaceae
Nomen number: 26015
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:307. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 10-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • garden star-of-Bethlehem   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • nap-at-noon   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • sleepy-Dick   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • star-of-Bethlehem   (Source: F Ohio ) – English
  • dame de onze heures   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Dolden-Milchstern   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Stern von Bethlehem   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • morgonstjärna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Turkey
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Hungary; Netherlands; Switzerland
    East Europe: Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Australia: Australia
    United States

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Ornithogalum umbellatum L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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