Connecticut Plants
Drooping Star Of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum nutans L.

Drooping star of Bethlehem is a weed in farm fields that occasionally invades wild areas. The flowers are striped with gray-green on the underside, giving the plant a ghostly appearance.

  • Family: hyacinth (Hyacinthaceae)
  • Habitat: fields, edges of woods, old homesites
  • Height: 8 to 20 inches
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 to 2 inches across
  • Flower color: white and pale gray-green
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: west Asia
Ornithogalum nutans L.
Ornithogalum nutans L.

Photographed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. © 2011 Janet Novak.