Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4202

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: west Asia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in lawns and suburban woodlands (it is commonly cultivated), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose, leaves usually withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring
White (gray-green on back)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ornithogalum nutans   FAMILY Hyacinthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ornithogalum nutans   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-28-002:
Ornithogalum nutans   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ornithogalum nutans

 

COMMON NAME:
Drooping Star of Bethlehem


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image of Ornithogalum nutans

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ornu_001_lvd