nap-at-noon, sleepy-dick, star-of-Bethlehem
Etymology: Ornithogalum: whimsical name ornis for "bird" and gala for "milk"
Plants: perennial forb
Leaves: basal, grass-like with pointed tips
Flowers: white, 6-parted
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped; potentially invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FAC- WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key