Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

STAR-of-BETHLEHEM
(Ornithogalum umbellatum)
a member of the Lily family (Liliaceae)
_____

Star-of-BethlehemStar-of-Bethlehem

Growing from a bulb, Star-of-Bethlehem species have 6 linear basal leaves and a slender stalk, they grow up to an average of 30 cm or more tall, typically bearing 1″ white star-shaped flowers in clusters, often striped with green. The name is based on its star-shaped flowers, after the Star of Bethlehem that appeared in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

Distribution:
Ornithogalum is a genus of perennial plants mostly belonging to the family Asparagaceae, which are native to southern Europe and southern Africa.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Cardenolides, Alkaloids 

Clinical Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, drooling, abdominal pain, diarrhea that may or may not contain blood, colic, irregular heart rate,  arrhythmia, irregular circulation, drowsiness, tremors,  seizures, collapse,
coma that can lead to death.

Sap can cause skin irritations, severe eye inflammation and irritation, and allergic reactions characterized by dermatitis.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
__________

 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly

 1-888-426-4435