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Ornithogalum umbellatum

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) Other common names: Grass Lily, Nap-at-Noon, Sleepydick, Summer Snowflake

French names: Ornithogale en ombelle

Family: Asparagus Family (Asparagaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae), Hyacinth Family (Hyacinthaceae))

Flowers: Spring;  White;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 334   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 61 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) flower

Star-of-Bethlehem has showy white flowers.

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) flower

Star-of-Bethlehem blooms early in May.

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) flowers

USually found in gardens, it does escape to grow in semi-wild areas.

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) plant

Star-of-Bethlehem appears sometimes as early as mid-March, if the snow is gone.

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) plant

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) leaf

Closeup view of a Star-of-Bethlehem leaf.

Range map for Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)