Known As: Star of Bethlehem, Snowdrop, Nap-At-Noon, Wonder
Latin Name: Ornithogalum umbellatum
Description: Erect linear leaves growing in a clump from an
onionlike bulb to a height of about 12 inches. Has a cluster if white,
lilylike flowers. The leaves are about as long as the stem and have
a light green midrib. Star-shaped flowers, six white petals with
green stripes on the back.
Poisobous Parts: All parts, especially bulbs. Moderate
to low toxicity. Contains cardiac glycosides in all parts.
Gastrointestinal tract affected by alkaloid toxins.
Symptoms: Stomach and intestinal irritation, abdominal pain,
irregular heart rate, death (rarely).
Treatment: Contact a veterinarian.