The white Asphodèle ( Asphodelus albus ) is a long-lived herbaceous plant of the family of the Liliacées, according to the traditional Classification, or of the Asphodélacées, according to the phylogenetic classification (1) .
(1): Phylogenetic classification places at present the asphodels in the family of the Asphodelaceae and in the order of Asparagales. Since 2003 (APG II), she proposes, in an optional way, to include it in the family of the Xanthorrhoeaceae s.l.
- Form: stem of 50 cm to 1m top.
- Roots: with fleshy bulges lengthened in spindle.
- Sheets: long and a little glaucous, in the shape of gutter, leaving all the base of a solid drill-rod.
- Flowers: at the end of the solid drill-rods, dense bunch of flowers with 6 spread out parts.
FloweringMay at September.
HabitatMeadows, lawns and moors up to 2.000 m of altitude.
Surface of distribution
StatutePlant protected in France not to gather
General cultureThe asphodel gives its name to a supporting character of the radiophonic serial Bons kisses of everywhere, Moïse Asphodel, alias Sphodella, the photographer-philosopher. ---- See also: Flowers of the Alps | Asphodel
- regional photographic Flora: ''Asphodelus albus''
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