Ornithogalum nutans

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeOrnithogalumOrnithogalum nutans


A bulbous perennial herb which occurs as a garden escape in scrub and on woodland edges, in churchyards, hedgerows, on roadsides and in rough grassy places. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the Balkans (Bulgaria, Greece) and Turkey.

Atlas Change Index: -0.1

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (315c)
Beckett G, Bull A, Stevenson R
1999.  A flora of Norfolk.
Mabey R
1996.  Flora Britannica.