Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Ornithogalum umbellatum

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Ornithogalum umbellatum


The Greek name, Ornithogalum, signifies the 'birds' milk flower


Traditional name

Used parts


Plantae; Spermatophyta, Angiospermae - Flowering Plants; Monocotyledonae; Liliiflorae / Liliidae; Liliales; Liliaceae - Lily Family


Original proving

Description of the substance

The Star of Bethlehem is a bulbous plant nearly allied to the Onion and Garlic.
The leaves are long and narrow and darkgreen; the flowers, in bloom during April and May, are a brilliant white internally, but with the petals striped with green outside. They expand only in the sunshine.
Habitat Plante assez fréquente des pelouses et bosquets. S'élève jusqu'à 800 m.

Natural reproductive systems and growth and development requirements: Reproduces readily by seed and bulblets and requires a warm (60 to 70F) - cool (28 to 32F) - warm (55 to 65F) annual thermoperiodic cycle
Light requirements: Full sunlight, to PM only or AM only sunlight, to 25% shade.
Moisture: Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during growing season.
Animal susceptibility: Generally, not susceptible.
Companion Plants:
Anemone pulsatilla, Anemone sylvestris, Aquilegia, Chaenomeles japonica, Dicentra, ferns, Forsythia, Helleborus orientalis, Hosta, Jasminum nudiflorum, Myosotis, Primula, Phlox divaricata, Phlox stoloniferan, Rhododendron spp. (deciduous and evergreen), Cotoneaster, Berberis, Acer palmatum, Deutzia gracilis, Weigela.