Taxon: Ornithogalum nutans L.

Genus: Ornithogalum
  Subgenus: Ornithogalum
    Section: Myogalum
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Scilloideae
      Tribe: Ornithogaleae
Nomen number: 403098
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:308. 1753
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Nov-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • drooping star-of-Bethlehem  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • nodding star-of-Bethlehem  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • nickender Milchstern  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • aftonstjärna  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in temperate regions


    . also cult. in temperate regions


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Manning, J. C. et al. 2009. A molecular phylogeny and a revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four plastid DNA regions (Taxon) 58:103.
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. 1982 (F Ital)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Ornithogalum nutans L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image