Family: Asparagaceae Juss.; Hyacinthaceae Batsch
Ornithogalum comosum
Distribution: Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor, westward to Italy, northward to Austria and Hungary.
Ecology: It grows in sunny grasslands and pastures, in alkaline soils, from lowlands to highlands. Blooms from May to June.
Ornithogalum comosum
Description: Bulbous perennial herb, without bulbils, without or with a few offsets, 15–40(–50) cm tall. Basal leaves 3–6(–9), linear, (1.5–)3.5–6(–9) mm wide, glaucous, flat or concave, with slender, short cilia, glabrous on the surface. Scape erect, glabrous; inflorescence corymbiform, elongating in fruit; bracts lanceolate, shorter or longer than pedicels; flowers (4–)8–30(–60); perianth-segments oblanceolate, 10–20 mm long, white, with narrow green stripe on back. The fruit is a cylindrical to obovoid capsule.
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Ornithogalum comosum
Ornithogalum comosum
These images were taken in Austria, Lower Austria, Hainburger Berge, Spitzerberg (June 1, 2008).