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Asphodelus aestivus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Asphodelaceae
Scientific name  Asphodelus aestivus
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Asphodeloideae
Rank  Species
Asphodelus aestivus Asphodelus aestivus Lambley Nursery
Similar  Asphodelus ramosus, Asphodelus, Asphodelus fistulosus, Asphodelus albus, Asphodelus cerasiferus

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Asphodelus aestivus, the summer asphodel, is a species of asphodel that can be found in southern Europe, from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. It grows in dry grasslands and on rocky or sandy ground. In the Levant, it blossoms after the winter rains, from December to March.

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Asphodelus aestivus Pacific Bulb Society Asphodelus

Plant properties

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The succulent leaves of the asphodel are poisonous unto sheep, but in the hot summer months when the leaves become dry, they lose their poisonous potency. Ethnographically, the root of the asphodel is used in some countries to make glue, as well as used as a remedy for the removal of warts.

Asphodelus aestivus Wild Plants of Malta Plant Family Index
Asphodelus aestivus FileAsphodelusaestivusflowerJPG Wikimedia Commons

References

Asphodelus aestivus Wikipedia


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