nodding star-of-Bethlehem USDA PLANTS Symbol: ORNU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Ornithogalum nutans L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Asparagales: Asparagaceae
Synonym(s): drooping star of Bethlehem
Native Range: Europe, sw. Asia ()

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 1994.
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1994