Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


990

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common to uncommon, depending on province

Look for it in lawns, old fields, bottomlands, forests (it is commonly cultivated), per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun partial shade

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White (green on back)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence corymbose in flower, racemose in fruit

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-28-001:
Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ornithogalum umbellatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ornithogalum umbellatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Star of Bethlehem