Saturday, 10 February 2007


Asphodelus is a genus of mainly perennial plants native to western, central and southern Europe, but now spread worldwide. Asphodels are popular garden plants, which grow in well-drained soils with abundant natural light. Now placed in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae,[1] like many lilioid monocots, the genus was formerly placed in the lily family (Liliaceae).