Syn.: Asphodelus albus subsp. microcarpus (Viv.) Bonnier et Layens, Asphodelus albus subsp. ramosus (L.) Bonnier et Layens, Asphodelus microcarpus Viv.
Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.; Xanthorrhoeaceae Dum.
Asphodelus aestivus
Distribution: Mediterranean and Macaronesian species, occurs in the area from the Canary Islands and Portugal through northern Africa and southern Europe to Lebanon and Syria.
Ecology: It grows on dry grassland and rocky or sandy ground. It blooms from January to May.
Asphodelus ramosus
Description: Perennial herb with fusiform roots. The leaves are linear, all basal, 100–120 cm × 2–4 cm; scape 100–200 cm, with somewhat shorter lateral branches. The flowers in a dense panicle; bracts persistent, scarious, whitish; perianth segments 6, 10–14 mm, white or pale pink. The fruit is an obovoid capsule, 6–12 mm long.
Asphodelus ramosusAsphodelus ramosus
Asphodelus ramosusAsphodelus ramosus
Asphodelus ramosus
These images were taken in Cyprus, foothills of the Troodos Mountains and Paphos Forest, in the vicinity of Cedar Valley (March 28, 2010).