Ornithogalum umbellatum

Family Hyacinthaceae (also placed in Liliaceae)
Subfamily Ornithogaloideae
Scientific name Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
Synonyms Hyacinthus umbellatus (L.) E. H. L. Krause; Ornithogalum boraeanum Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum cespititium Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum declinatum Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum divergens Boreau; Ornithogalum parviflorum Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum paterfamilias Godron; Ornithogalum proliferum Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum rusticum Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum tardans Jordan & Fourreau; Ornithogalum umbellatum L. proles paterfamilias (Godron) Rouy; Ornithogalum umbellatum L. subsp. campestre Rouy; Ornithogalum umbellatum L. subsp. divergens (Boreau) Bonnier & Layens; Ornithogalum umbellatum L. subsp. paterfamilias (Godron) Ascherson & Graebner; Ornithogalum umbellatum L. var. paterfamilias Godron; Stellaris narbonensis Walther
Common name (Japanese common name) oh-ama-na (オオアマナ, 大甘菜 [meaning: large ama-na (ama-na = Tulipa edulis (Miquel) Baker)])
(English common name) nap at noon, sleepy Dick, star of Bethlehem
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (mainly in Kanto region)
(Other nations) [native] Ukraine, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco
Habitat Field, roadside
Chromosomal number 2n=18, 20, 27, 28, 35, 36, 42, 44, 45, 54, 72, 90, 108
Description Plants 15-40cm tall. Flowers while, 6 perianths each ca. 1.5-2cm long, flowering in July to August. Perennial plants.
Referebce Ornithogalum umbellatum L.
Ornithogalum umbellatum Linnaeus
Magnetically influenced homeopathic pharmaceutical formulations, methods of their preparation and methods of their administration (US Patent 5162037/1992)
Homeopathic pharmaceutical compositions (US Patent 5795573/1998)
Topical treatment of neuropathy (US Patent 20030157185)
Oligonucleotide-containing pharmacological compositions and their use (US Patent 20030207834)
Note Naturalized plants.
Invasive plants.
Distinction with Ornithogalum gussonei Tenore (syn. Ornithogalum collinum Gussone; Ornithogalum tenuifolium Gussone) is not so obvious.

April 2007
at lowland field
April 2007
at lowland field
April 2007
at lowland field