Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow asphodel, Jacob's rod,
Hebrew: עיריוני צהוב, Arabic: عطعاط , عيصلان البرتفالي , ابو صوي

Scientific name:  Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.
Common name:  King's Spear, Yellow asphodel, Jacob's rod,
Hebrew name:  עיריוני צהוב
Arabic name:  عطعاط , عيصلان البرتفالي , ابو صوي
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

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Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  to 100cm high
Leaves:  Rosette, alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Yellow, orange petals; hermaphrodite only
Fruits / pods:  Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Asphodeline, Latin asphodelus, Greek ἀσϕοδελίνη asphodelos, of unknown origin. Asphodeline lutea was sacred to Persephone and associated with the fields of the dead.
lutea, golden, saffron, orange-yellow.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Rchb. is used to indicate Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793 – 1879), a German botanist and ornithologist.

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