This is the profile for the plant – Asphodelus aestivus / Summer Asphodel / Berwieq. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info, botanical data. This has grown – quite literally – into one of our favorite plants. Much like an Eremurus or Foxtail Lily in effect as it gets long basal strappy leaves and a 4′-6′ tall. (syn: Asphodelus microcarpus) Asphodelus aestivus is an amazing summer- dormant lily relative that ranges from North Africa to Turkey. The evergreen, basal .

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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Both adult asphodelks nymphs, have piercing and sucking mouthparts. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we aphodelus not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Size – mm 7. The leaves are used to wrap burrataan Italian cheese.

Drought rarely occurs and wind is cold inland or wet on the coast. Every single flower remains in bloom for several days. Please answer these simple questions: The fruit is a loculicidal capsule or rarely a berry that contains one too many flattened seeds that normally have ample endosperm. The plants in this family are found throughout the world with a higher occurrence in temperate climates in the northern hemisphere. Most aphids possess a pair of characteristic tubular projections, known as cornicles ; these secrete a pheromone and a waxy fluid, which is thought to protect them from some of their predacious enemies.


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Asphodelus aestivus PFAF Plant Database

This rhizomatous perennial has fleshy roots and forms a clump of lax mid-green thick linear leaves. Published date of profile: Movement of the animal is by a muscular sliding movement, along a slippery trail of mucous; this solidifies on exposure to the air typically described as a “silvery trail”. This will help to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website and its further development.

They are arranged in a branched terminal panicle that is held above the foliage on a tall scape during spring. The Tuber can be eaten cooked [4]. Taxonomy of this species is rather convoluted as evident by the synonyms which are still being used today.

The asphodel is mentioned by several poets in connection with the mythology of death, and by association, the afterlife – specifically the Isles of the Blessed and Elysium – part of the ancient Greek concept of the afterlife. Additional Information The long flat mid-green linear leaves have leathery texture and are arranged in basal tufts. Page last modified on April 11,at They are white or having a pinkish tinge and have green-white bracts.

Hortus Third i—xiv, 1— Grows well on hot dry banks [42].


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Some species feed during winter on Sow thistles. Aquilegia species are attacked by aspjodelus aphids including Pergandeidia trirhoda which is a small, flat cream coloured insect that is found on young branches and the underside of leaves.

Scientific Name Various Aphid Species. The embryo must be alive a viable seed.


A cluster of leaves in a circular arrangement at the base of the plant. Over crowding causes the aphids to become smaller, less fertile and produce more winged forms that can migrate to other host plants. Dried and boiled in water it yields a mucilaginous matter which can be mixed with grain to make a nutritious bread[4, ]. They are found in moist forests, alpine meadows and grasslands, rarely in dry regions. Slugs and snails feed mainly at night, especially after rain or watering; they shelter in cool, moist locations during the day.

Aeestivus applies for rare plants. Origin Mediterranean, Western Turkey, Zone New fronds are repetitively eaten causing the plant to become stunted. The funnelform flowers have 6-expanded tepals that have brown central veins.

The crown is dug up then cut with a knife in to sections, which has a shoot and abundant roots then planted or potted up.