Ornithogalum refractum Kit et Schlecht., 1814
Common names: Engl: Summer snowdrop; Russ: Ptitsemlechnik prelomleny; Turk: Tukruk oto; Ukr: Ryastka vidignuta
Taxonomic descriptions: Perenial bulbous herb 10-15 cm tall. The bulb is ovate, with numerous daughter bulbs. Its leaves are linear with a white strip in the middle. The floscules are thin, shielded, consisting of 5-10 flowers, leaflets of the perianth are white with wide green strip below.
World level: NE
Black Sea Regional level: LR
Subregion level: LR (Ukraine)
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Western Black Sea coasts, Zmeiniy Island.
Biology: Flowering during IV-V. Fruit-bearing - V-VI. Reproducing by seeds and daughter bulbs.
Population trends: Populations are numerous.
Threats: Destruction of habitats.
Conservation measures taken: This species has been entered in the Red Data Books of Ukraine (1996).
Conservation measures proposed: To create protected zones.
Compiled by: S.Dyatlov, T.Vasilieva