Asphodelus fistulosus   Hollow-leaved Asphodel

Asphodelus fistulosus Asphodelus fistulosus close

There are supposed to be two species of similar Asphodel growing here. One, A. tenuifolius, is an annual and the other A. fistulosus is a perennial. We looked at these growing in various sites and were unconvinced of the split which is present in some guides and lumped under A. fistulosus in others. This may be A. tenuifolius if it exists. A. aestivus which we only saw occasionally has very broad leaves and is a much taller, stouter plant.

18th March 2007 Waste ground near El Saltador, Spain

Added on 2nd April 2007, updated 16th October 2008, updated Feb 27th 2010

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