Ornithogalum umbellatum


Common Names: Garden star-of-Bethlehem, grass lily, nap-at-noon, eleven-o'clock lady
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Asparagaceae family

Prennial with bulbs below ground; the bulb is 15 to 25 mm long and 18 to 32 mm diameter. It has six to ten leaves, linear with a white line on the upper surface, up to 30 cm long and 8 mm broad, and a scape of 10 to 30 cm. The flowers group in a corymbose raceme with 6 to 20 flowers, and are white with a green stripe outside.

Grown in flower gardens and landscaping, but can also be found near lawns with shade and woodland areas. In North America, it has escaped its cultivation as a garden ornamental and can be found in many areas.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Green
 
Edible Notes: Poisonous
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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