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Ornithogalum umbellatum
nap-at-noon, sleepydick
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Distributed in scattered locations throughout Washington; occurring chiefly in central and eastern United States, with scattered locations in western states.

Habitat: Roadsides, open forests, waste places.

Flowers: April-May

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Scapose, perennial herbs 20-30 cm. tall, from ovoid bulbs 1-2 cm. long and 1-2.5 cm. wide, with numerous bulblets, the outer layer of the bulbs papery, white to pale brown.

Leaves:

Leaves 4-6, all basal, 20-30 cm. long by 3-5 cm. wide, with a white stripe on the upper side.

Flowers:

Scapes 1-3 dm. tall, the inflorescence flat-topped, 8- to 20-flowered; flowers erect; tepals 6, white, with a wide, green stripe on the lower surface, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 15-22 mm. long and 7-8 mm. wide; outer 3 stamens 5-7 mm. long, inner 3 slightly longer; ovary superior, green; style 3-4 mm. long.

Fruits:

Capsule oblong-ovoid, strongly 6-angled, 5-6 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 307. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ornithogalum umbellatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ornithogalum umbellatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ornithogalum umbellatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ornithogalum umbellatum photos.

USDA Plants: Ornithogalum umbellatum information.

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