Genus: Ornithogalum Family: Asparagaceae
- on the red list of South African Plants;
- "sardienii" honours Tommy Sardien, which for a long time was a curator for the south african succulents at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden;
- grows with single or group-forming, above-ground, spherical onions.
Origin and Habitat: Western Cape, South Africa, common in the Succulent Karoo.
Habit: onions have a length from 8 to 20mm and a diameter from 5 to 18mm.