Ornithogalum is a genus of perennial plants mostly native to southern Europe and southern Africa belonging to the family Asparagaceae. The Latin specific epithet dubium means "dubious" or "unlike others of the genus".
Growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall, Ornithogalum dubium is a bulbous perennial with 3-8 yellowish green leaves. The leaf margins are ciliate with scapes 10–25 cm (4–10 in) long. The flowers are borne in winter or spring, in cylindrical to almost spherical racemes consisting of 5-25 flowers. The tepals may be orange, red, yellow or rarely white, often with a green or brown center. Orange star flower makes an attractive rock garden or woodland plant where they can naturalize in a site that receives full sun.