Asphodelus fistulosus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating. Asphodelus fistulosus is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft). It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August. Asphodelus fistulosus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: Onion-weed. Plants annuals or short-lived perennials; root crowns thickened with many fibrous roots.

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More comprehensive details, medicinal properties, uses, botanical data, plant description and photogallery of high resolutions photos of this plant can be seen on an interesting website about the wild plants of Malta: Thu Jan 5 Sheldon Navie mature fruit Photo: Minnesota onionweed Prohibited noxious weed. A weed of pastures, rangelands, open woodlands, grasslands, shrublands, roadsides, railway lines, disturbed sites, waste areas, coastal environs and cropping areas.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Requires a well-drained soil. Sheldon Navie flowers in elongated asphpdelus Photo: The seed is diuretic[]. The flowers are sweetly scented[]. It is native to the Mediterranean region.


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A covering of bracken overwinter is usually ample protection in most districts[42]. This has contributed to the mistaken belief that it is an annual. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Plant Materials Web Site. Florida onionweed Noxious weed. Asphodeus view the copyright link for more information. The fruit is an almost round i.

Plants Profile for Asphodelus fistulosus (onionweed)

In Victoria it is thought to pose a serious threat to one or more vegetation communities e. Magnoliophyta — Flowering plants. Alabama onionweed Class A noxious weed.

Asphodelus fistulosus is a species of plant known as hollow-stemmed asphodel[1] onionweed[2] onion-leafed asphodeland pink asphodel. Federal noxious weed list 1 February You will receive a range of benefits including: Sheldon Navie close-up of seeds Photo: Click on a place name to asphodelis a complete noxious cistulosus list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.

A very widely naturalised species, that is particularly common in the southern parts of Australia.

These species can be distinguished by the following differences:. Check our website at www. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Liliaceae — Lily family.

Asphodelus fistulosus has become a noxious weed in California and in other places with Mediterranean climates worldwide[]. Ecological Site Information System.


New Mexico onionweed Class A noxious weed. These leaves cm long and 1. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 30—34 taxon IDs All stub articles. Sheldon Navie immature fruit Photo: It can grow in fistluosus light woodland or no shade. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 8 January This plant reproduces by fishulosus by seed. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

Up to 30 of these flowers are alternately arranged along the upper parts of the branched flowering stems i. Scattered populations are also found in south-eastern and central Queensland, in Tasmania, in other parts of South Australia and in the southern parts of Northern Territory.

Sheldon Asphofelus close-up of old fruit Photo: This plant is listed by the U.