Asphodelus microcarpus

Asphodelus microcarpus

Asphodelus microcarpus is a medicinal plant widely distributed over the coastal Mediterranean region. It is a perennial plant which forms a clump with deciduous, flat, linear and thick leaves 20 to 40 cm long. The stem is highly branched and hangs starry white flowers. Its roots are tuberous and edible.


Common NameBranched asphodel
Botanical nameAsphodelus microcarpus
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourWhite, Pink
Height20 -> 120 cm
HabitatGrasslands and lawns
Stony and rocky ground
Altitude2000 m
Bloom TimeApril -> May
Plant TypeHerb, Tuberous,
Fruit TypeCapsule
different tolerancesDrought tolerant
Used PartsRoot, Leaf, Fruit, Flower
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary
Active substancesStarch
USDA Zone6 (-23), 7 (-17),
8 (-12), 9 (-7), 10 (-1),
11 (+4), 12 (+10)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAcidic, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy
Propagationby seeds, by sowing,
by Division
GerminationCold Germinator,
Fast Germinator
Pests/ DiseasesAphids

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