|Scientific name:||Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.|
|Common name:||Narrow-leaved Asphodel|
|Hebrew name:||עירית צרת-עלים|
|Arabic name:||البروَق نحيف الأوراق|
|Stems:||Erect, glabrous, leafless stems, often branched above|
|Flowers:||White with pink|
|Fruits / pods:||Nearly globose capsule about 3 mm in diameter|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||Saharo-Arabian - Sudanian|
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.
tenuifolius, tenuis, "thin, fine, slim, slender"; folius, leaf; slender leaved.
The Hebrew word: עירית, irit is mentioned in the Tosefta, Shevi'it, 5:17 *Chazal literature, as fodder for domestic animals.