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Asphodel

The asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus, Liliaceae) is the flower said to fill the plains of Hades. Considering it the favourite food of the dead, the ancients often planted it near graves.

The Bog Asphodel, Narthecium[?] americanum, also belongs to the Liliaceae. It has grass-like leaves and a stalk about 40 cm tall with small yellow flowers.

The False Asphodel, Tofieldia[?] racemosa and other species, with small white flowers, also belongs to the Liliaceae.



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