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Asphodelus albus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Asphodelaceae
Scientific name  Asphodelus albus
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Asphodeloideae
Higher classification  Asphodelus
Asphodelus albus ASPHODELUS ALBUS SEEDS WHITE ASPHODEL
Similar  Asphodelus, Asphodelus ramosus, Asphodelus fistulosus, Asphodelus aestivus, Asphodeline lutea

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Asphodelus albus, common name white asphodel, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the genus Asphodelus.

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Description

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White asphodel grows to a height of 50–120 centimetres (20–47 in). The plain stem is supported by fleshy, thickened roots (rhizomes). The leaves, which originate from the base of the stem, are gutter-shaped and glaucous (covered by a waxy coating), about 20–22 millimetres (0.79–0.87 in) wide and 50–70 centimetres (20–28 in) long. The white hermaphroditic flowers are funnel-shaped, 4 centimetres (1.6 in) of diameter, with six elongated petals. The flowering period extends from April through June. The egg-shaped yellow-green seed capsules are usually 8–10 millimetres (0.31–0.39 in) in length.

Distribution

This plant is native to the Mediterranean area.

Habitat

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White asphodel is commonly found in meadows and heathland of central Spain, southwest France, and along the southern Alps to the western Balkans up to an altitude of 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). It is also found on the continent Africa, mainly in Libyan territory. Soils with a high lime content are preferred.

In culture

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In Ancient Greece, white asphodel was associated with mourning and death. Its presence was held to facilitate the transition of the dead to Elysium, and it is a feature of the Asphodel Meadows.

Subspecies

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  • Asphodelus albus subsp. villarsii (Verl. ex Billot) I. Richardson & Smythies
  • Asphodelus albus subsp. carpetanus
  • Asphodelus albus subsp. delphinensis
  • Asphodelus albus subsp. occidentalis

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    References

    Asphodelus albus Wikipedia


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