Asphodelus tenuifolius, Narrow-leaved Asphodel,
Hebrew: עירית צרת-עלים, Arabic: البروَق نحيف الأوراق

Scientific name:  Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.
Common name:  Narrow-leaved Asphodel
Hebrew name:   עירית צרת-עלים
Arabic name:  البروَق نحيف الأوراق
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect, glabrous, leafless stems, often branched above
Leaves:  Rosette, entire
Flowers:  White with pink
Fruits / pods:  Nearly globose capsule about 3 mm in diameter
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Saharo-Arabian - Sudanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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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.
  • The standard author abbreviation Cav. is used to indicate Antonio José Cavanilles (1745–1804), a Spanish taxonomic botanist.

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Asphodelus tenuifolius, Narrow-leaved Asphodel, עירית צרת-עלים