|Scientific name:||Asphodelus fistulosus L.|
|Common name:||Hollow-stemmed Asphodel, Onion-leaved asphodel , Onionweed, Pink asphodel|
|Hebrew name:||עירית נבובה|
|Life form:||Therophyte, annual|
|Stems:||Erect, smooth, hairless, hollow stem up to 70 centimeters tall; rigid, do not have any leaves, and are usually branched in their upper parts|
|Leaves:||Tufted leaves, rosette, entire, elongated, smooth, terete, hollow, slightly fleshy, and an onion-like appearance|
|Flowers:||Up to 30 flowers along terminal racemes; white, pink, 6 petals each with brownish, reddish or purplish-coloured stripe down its centre; 6 stamens with white filaments and orange or brownish-coloured anthers.|
|Fruits / pods:||4-7 mm across sub-globular capsule, rugose; divided into three compartments, each containing one or two seeds; seed 3-4 mm long, brown or black, fusiform or triangular in shape, rough surface texture|
|Flowering Period:||January, February, March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Asphodelus, ασφοδελοϛ, Greek name for this plant. Asphodel means the unsurpassed. The English word “daffodil” is a perversion of “asphodel,” formerly written “affodil.” Some philologists suggest that de name daffodil arose from the Dutch de affodil.
fistulosus, hollow or tubular, usually referring to the stalks (Latin).