Ornithogalum pyrenaicum

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Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Flowering Bath asparagus in Clout's Wood, Wroughton
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Ornithogaleae
Genus: Ornithogalum
O. pyrenaicum
Binomial name
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
  • Anthericum sulphureum Waldst. & Kit.
  • Beryllis pyrenaica (L.) Salisb. nom. inval.
  • Hyacinthus sulphureus (Waldst. & Kit.) E.H.L.Krause nom. illeg.
  • Loncomelos pallidum (Salisb.) Speta
  • Loncomelos pyrenaicum (L.) J.Holub
  • Loncoxis sulphurea (Waldst. & Kit.) Raf.
  • Ornithogalum asphodeloides Schur
  • Ornithogalum flavescens Lam. nom. illeg.
  • Ornithogalum granatense Pau
  • Ornithogalum melancholicum Klokov ex Krasnova
  • Ornithogalum ochroleucum Montandon
  • Ornithogalum pallidum Salisb.
  • Ornithogalum racemosum Gaterau
  • Ornithogalum sulphureum (Waldst. & Kit.) Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Parthenostachys pyrenaica (L.) Fourr.
  • Phalangium sulphureum (Waldst. & Kit.) Poir.
  • Scilla sylvestris Savi
  • Stellaris erecta Moench

Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, also called Prussian asparagus, wild asparagus, Bath asparagus, Pyrenees star of Bethlehem, or spiked star of Bethlehem, is a plant whose young flower shoots may be eaten as a vegetable, similar to asparagus.

The common name Bath asparagus comes from the fact it was once abundant near the city of the same name in England.[2]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 1 October 2016
  2. ^ Junker, Karan (2007). Gardening with Woodland Plants. Timber Press. p. 271. ISBN 978-0-88192-821-1. Retrieved 2008-04-07.