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Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Previously known as:

  • Ornithogalum umbellatum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Herbaceous perennial from a bulb; leaves basal, narrow, strap-like, with a light green midrib; flowers in a cluster at the top of a naked stem, white to pale yellow, star-like, 6-parted, in O. umbellatum the parts with a green stripe on the back

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower gardens as hardy bulb, weedy in disturbed areas and naturalized in open fields

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ornithogalum
    Species:
    thyrsoides
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, North Africa
    Distribution:
    Piedmont
    Edibility:
    Bulbs are NOT EDIBLE contrary to some sources
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Poisonous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers in a cluster at the top of a naked stem, white to pale yellow, star-like, 6-parted.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Basal, narrow, strap-like, with a light green midrib
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath; pain, burning, and swelling of lips, tongue, and throat. Skin irritation following prolonged contact
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Several cardiac glycosides and others plus calcium oxalate crystals
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems