Asphodelus fistulosus, Hollow-stemmed Asphodel,
Onion-leaved asphodel, Onionweed, Pink asphodel,
Hebrew: עירית נבובה, Arabic: غيصلان
|| ||Asphodelus fistulosus L.|
|| ||Hollow-stemmed Asphodel, Onion-leaved asphodel , Onionweed, Pink asphodel|
|| || עירית נבובה|
|| ||Liliaceae, שושניים|
|| ||Therophyte, annual|
|| ||Erect, smooth, hairless, hollow stem up to 70 centimeters tall; rigid, do not have any leaves, and are usually branched in their upper parts|
|| ||Tufted leaves, rosette, entire, elongated, smooth, terete, hollow, slightly fleshy, and an onion-like appearance|
|| ||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|
|| || January, February, March, April, May|
|| ||Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes|
|| || Mediterranean|
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).
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.