Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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Key to Ornithogalum

1 Lower pedicels < 1 cm long, about as long as the upper pedicels (and shorter than the perianth segments), the inflorescence thus racemose and cylindrical in outline; leaves mostly 8-15 mm wide; scape 2-5 dm tall; tepals bicolored, green-gray down the center and white near the edges
1 Lowest pedicels 2-6 cm long, longer than the upper pedicels (and longer than the perianth segments), the inflorescence thus corymbose, rounded or flat-topped in profile; leaves mostly 2-5 mm wide; scape 1-3 dm tall; tepals white