Ornithogalum umbellatum

Family:HYACINTHACEAE
Species:Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
Common Name:Star of Bethlehem; Snowflake; Nap at Noon
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:ORUM
Plant Notes:Nap at Noon is an introduced, herbaceous perennial from a bulb in the Hyacinth family (Hyacinthaceae). It is native to Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. It has been widely planted as an ornamental and has naturalized throughout North America. In Alabama it can be found statewide. Nap at Noon grows in lawns, in cemeteries, and on roadsides. It is a scapose perennial from a bulb. Leaves are linear, flat, glabrous, and entire. Flowers are produced in a flat-topped corymb. The flowers are erect, opening in sunny conditions and closing at night and on cloudy days. The flowers have 6 white tepals with green stripes on their lower sides. In bud they appear green with white stripes. The fruit is a sharply angled capsule with several black seed. Nap at Noon is widely available from nurseries that specialize in bulbs. It prefers a sunny location with moist, clayey soils and is deer resistant. It can be used in Alpine gardens or naturalized in lawns. It spreads rapidly from offsetting bulblets, and can become weedy. Nap at Noon is poisonous to humans and livestock, especially the bulbs and the flowers.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWI), G2? (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyHYACINTHACEAE - Hyacinth Family family
Genus Ornithogalum
Species Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus - Star of Bethlehem; Snowflake; Nap at Noon

Citation

Citation Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 307. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Colbert, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Morgan, Pike, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1955 - 2005

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC_19871 Colbert 23 Apr 1970 Boyles, James
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00007533 Marshall 23 Mar 1967 Bolin, B.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_13246 Calhoun 9 Apr 1968 O'Neal, Judy
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UWAL0001530 Marengo 02 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1821
UWAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
JSU114264 Jackson 28 Apr 1994 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_1812 Lee 23 Apr 1949 Cunningham, Hugh B.
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
TROY000011246 Lee 02 Apr 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001/24
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007503 Jefferson s.d. Scroggin, Carrole
42
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_66121 Calhoun 10 Apr 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12237
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_10184 Lee 25 Apr 1962 Parker, W.D.
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_59852 Lee 2 Apr 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001-24
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00050659 Jackson 29 Apr 1998 Brodeur, K.R.
585
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114269 Morgan 2 Apr 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
507
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007513 Tuscaloosa 12 Mar 1957 Deason, Temd R.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
TROY000042303 Marengo 02 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1821
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_32523 Lee 1 Apr 1974 Hutto, T.A.
142
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_1811 Lee 4 Mar 1924 Anonymous
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_10170 Lee 31 Mar 1962 Swingle, W.E.
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00065651 Calhoun 10 Apr 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12237
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
UNA00007533 Marshall 23 Mar 1967 Bolin, B.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114258 Calhoun 4 Apr 1956 Jones
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AMAL00018422 Lauderdale 27 Apr 2010 Holt, Brian D.
294
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
UNA00007584 Jefferson 07 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_70553 Marengo 2 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1821
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
JSU114265 Lauderdale 17 Apr 1969 Moor, Cathy
55
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
SAMF0001602 Marengo 02 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1821
SAMF
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00065398 Winston 19 Apr 2005 England, J. Kevin
313
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatumáL.
AUA_ACC_38537 Cherokee 8 Apr 1972 Hale, A.R.
017
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00007594 Jefferson 7 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AMAL00010883 St. Clair 31 May 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2748
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114256 Calhoun 6 Apr 1984 Beavers, Donna D.
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AMAL00000807 Marengo 02 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1821
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114262 Etowah 11 Apr 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
1098
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007599 Tuscaloosa 1 May 1965 McKay, C.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_46908 Lee 6 Apr 1978 Grant, Mary P.
029
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
JSU114257 Calhoun 9 Apr 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1240
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007503 Jefferson s.d. Scroggin, Carrale
42
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
UNA00007523 Tuscaloosa 15 Mar 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114268 Macon 30 Mar 1968 Knapp, Buddy
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_12886 Colbert 23 Apr 1966 Burns, Earl R.
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00007589 Jefferson 07 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
UNA00007599 Tuscaloosa 01 May 1965 McKay, C.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
TROY000025820 Calhoun 10 Apr 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12237
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
JSU114259 Chilton 16 Mar 1968 O' Neal, Judy
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007589 Jefferson 7 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AMAL00001172 Madison 21 Apr 1997 Threlkeld, Steven J.
1012
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
TROY000011247 Pike 05 Apr 2001 Diamond, Alvin R.
12334
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007513 Tuscaloosa 12 Mar 1957 Deason, Temd R.
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114261 Etowah 13 Apr 1996 Hodge-Spaulding, Lesley M.
4444
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00007523 Tuscaloosa 15 Mar 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114260 Clay 15 Mar 1956 Haynes, Martha Ann
s.n.
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_70367 Lee 4 Apr 2005 Skipper, B.R.
26
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_46644 Jefferson 15 Apr 1979 Gilchrist, Scott M.
030
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
AUA_ACC_21224 Lee 14 Apr 1970 Ward, L.A.
050
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00057698 Lee 02 Apr 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001-24
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114263 Jackson 29 Apr 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
585
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UNA00058761 St. Clair 31 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2748
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
TROY000025821 St. Clair 31 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2748
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UWAL0048244 Lawrence 25 Mar 2020 England, J. Kevin
10816
UWAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_14959 Baldwin 29 Mar 1969 Atkinson, Jr., A.W.
500
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
SAMF0000668 Marshall 14 Apr 2010 Davenport, Lawrence J.
4195
SAMF
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
UWAL0015518 Sumter 09 Apr 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8306
UWAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114266 Lauderdale 4 May 1996 Whetstone, R. David
17479
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
ALNHS00001066 Jefferson 14 Mar 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#384
ALNHS
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
UNA00007584 Jefferson 7 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
JSU114267 Lawrence 27 Apr 1993 Whetstone, R. David
16466
JSU
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_14960 Lee 4 Apr 1969 Harmon, Crystal
015
AUA
Ornithogalum Umbellatum L.
UNA00007594 Jefferson 07 Apr 1955 Batson, Jackie
s.n.
UNA
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
SAMF0000669 Jefferson 09 Mar 1955 Smith, Joanna
SAMF
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
TROY000051591 Sumter 09 Apr 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8306
TROY
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
AMAL00013061 Morgan 22 May 1989 Bell, Gary
s.n.
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
AMAL00011657 Calhoun 10 Apr 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12237
AMAL
Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
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