Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav., Anales Ci. Nat. 3: 46 1801. (syn. Anthericum annuum Pourr. ex Willk. & Lange; Asphodelus bornmuelleri Gand.; Asphodelus canariensis C.Sm. & Buch; Asphodelus clavatus Roxb.; Asphodelus clavosus Don ex Steud. [Spelling variant]; Asphodelus fistulosus subsp. faurei Sennen; Asphodelus fistulosus subsp. nilotica Ravenna; Asphodelus fistulosus subsp. tenuifolius (Cav.) Arcang.; Asphodelus fistulosus var. tenuifolius (Cav.) Baker; Asphodelus maroccanus Gand.; Asphodelus microcarpus Rchb. [Illegitimate]; Asphodelus serrulatifolius Sennen; Asphodelus serrulatus Sennen & Mauricio; Asphodelus tenuifolius var. micranthus Boiss.; Asphodelus tenuifolius f. micranthus (Boiss.) Maire; Ornithogalum flavum Forssk.; Verinea tenuifolia (Cav.) Pomel);
Macaronesia to Indian Subcontinent: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen as per POWO;
Onion weed, Jungli pyaz;


Asphodelus fustulosus: 2 images.
Asphodelus fustulosus
Sonepat, Haryana, 14 May 09.
No water, dry land, and yet this small wild plant is maintaining its green blood and flowers.
… had identified this plant. I had always associated this plant with winter.
I remember, during my childhood, an elder relation in my family used to mix it with ‘hara sag of chana-sarson-bathua’
… may throw some light over its medicinal properties.

According to Bhandari Flora, Asphodelus tenuifolius Var. is Asphodelus fustulosus
field noteA weed of field & garden during winter. Local Name- Piyazi

Morni Hills 2014: Asphodelus tenuifolius:: NS Feb 06 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9).
This herbaceous plant was also recorded, in its peak of flowering from Morni Hills..
Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.


ID Request 030215SG : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help identify this weed grown in jowar field, about 12-18” height.
Photo taken on 3Feb15 at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.

Should be Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.
Now in Xanthorrhoeaceae, previously placed in Liliaceae..

Dholpur, January 2022 :: Asphodelus for ID :: ARK2022-058: 6 images.
This was clicked at Dholpur, Rajasthan on the banks of the Chambal river in January 2022
This seems to be some Asphodelus based on eFI pics. But I could not go any further.
Requested to please validate.

It looks like Asphodelus tenuifolius

jungli piyaz

Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.
Family: Liliaceae (Asphodelaceae)


Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Asphodelus fistulosus from Khajuraho temples MP:

Asphodelus fistulosus from Khajuraho temples MP
Flowers not in opened condition
so little doubt!!!!
pls Validate

Yes … Nice Photographs

This is Asphodelus tenuifolius, as per images and details herein.
Asphodelus fistulosus L. does not have distribution in our area as per POWO and CoL.

ID please : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Found a weed in cultivated lands of Patan, Gujarat.

Thank you for id it yourself
please bear with me… but i dont see any details in these pictures to compare to all those pictures in your 3 links,
I am sure you have your herbarium specimen  or close up macro pictures of the fruits?
and earlier flowers???
could you please show us the identifying features?

It is exactly the photos what I have shared. I do not have flowering.
on last week plants do not have leaves too. however it was fruiting.

that’s ok
weed is bound to come up again and again
I am sure will see some flowers next year from you

I checked up- I think Asphodelus albus is not found in India in wild.
In view, pl. also check with the following species in efloraofindia so far:

This might be Asphodelus tenuifolius. Let me confirm once during the flowering season.

Thanks. I look forward to it and your detailed close ups

Sure. Let me try when I visit during rain season.


SK 3473 11 May 2022: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Altitude: 60m.
Date: 03 April 2022

Habit : Cultivated

Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.

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