Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
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Learn more about Drooping Star of Bethlehem from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-28-002:
Ornithogalum nutans FAMILY Liliaceae
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Dixie Damrel dzd_031023_o_nutans
March Greenville County SC
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Inflorescence racemose and cylindrical (vs. O. umbellatum corymbose and rounded or flat-topped), per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Flora of North America
Habitat: Lawns and suburban woodlands, commonly cultivated, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: west Asia
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Basal (plant scapose, leaves usually withered at flowering)
White (gray-green on back)
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Inflorescence a raceme
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