Plante ŕ fleurs.
ETYM Latin asphodelus, Greek. Related to Daffodil.
Any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers.
Kind of liliaceous plant; daffodil; Literature, flower of the Elysian fields. bog asphodel, British grasslike moorland plant.
Either of two related Old World genera (Asphodeline and Asphodelus) of plants of the lily family Liliaceae. Asphodelus albus, the white asphodel or king’s spear, is found in Italy and Greece, sometimes covering large areas, and providing grazing for sheep. Asphodeline lutea is the yellow asphodel.
The beautiful plants of A. lutea were connected by the Greeks with the dead, and were supposed to grow in the Elysian fields.