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Asphodelus fistulosus has become a noxious weed in California and in other places with Mediterranean climates worldwide.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 217, 218, 219 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Plants annuals or short-lived perennials; root crowns thickened with many fibrous roots. Stems branched or unbranched, 20–70 cm. Leaves 5–35 cm × 2–4 mm; blade cylindrical or slightly flattened adaxially, hollow, glabrous except on margins. Inflorescences simple racemes to open panicles with ascending branches, 15–70 cm; bracts white, 4–7 mm. Flowers diurnal, closing in evening and during cloudy weather; tepals white to pale pink, oblong, obtuse, 5–12 × 2–3 mm, vein dark pink or brown; longest stamens equaling style. Capsules 5–7 mm, transversely wrinkled. Seeds 3–4 mm, rugose. 2n = 28, 56.
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Distribution

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introduced; Calif., N.Mex., Tex.; sw Europe; sw Asia; n Africa; widely naturalized (Australia, Mexico, New Zealand); expected elsewhere.
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Flowering/Fruiting

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Flowering late winter--spring.
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Habitat

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Roadsides, fields, waste places; 0--1400m.
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Asphodelus fistulosus

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Asphodelus fistulosus is a species of plant known as hollow-stemmed asphodel,[2] onionweed,[3] onion-leafed asphodel, and pink asphodel. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is an invasive exotic weed in the United States, with significant infestations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is listed as a Federal Noxious Weed by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is also a common weed in parts of Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico, and it thrives in any area with a Mediterranean climate.

It is an annual or short-lived perennial herb growing a hollow stem up to 70 centimeters tall. The root system has a series of tuber-like parts at the base of the stem. The plant takes the form of a large tuft of onion-like rounded hollow leaves up to 30 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a panicle with widely spaced flowers. Each flower is 5 to 12 millimeters wide with six tepals which are generally white or very pale pink with a neat central longitudinal stripe of brown to reddish-purple. The flowers are diurnal, closing at night and in overcast or low-light weather conditions. The fruit is a rounded capsule containing six seeds.

References

  1. ^ Contu, S. (2013). "Asphodelus fistulosus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 208. e.T19002684A44421968. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T19002684A44421968.en.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "Asphodelus fistulosus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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Asphodelus fistulosus: Brief Summary

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Asphodelus fistulosus is a species of plant known as hollow-stemmed asphodel, onionweed, onion-leafed asphodel, and pink asphodel. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is an invasive exotic weed in the United States, with significant infestations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is listed as a Federal Noxious Weed by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is also a common weed in parts of Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico, and it thrives in any area with a Mediterranean climate.

It is an annual or short-lived perennial herb growing a hollow stem up to 70 centimeters tall. The root system has a series of tuber-like parts at the base of the stem. The plant takes the form of a large tuft of onion-like rounded hollow leaves up to 30 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a panicle with widely spaced flowers. Each flower is 5 to 12 millimeters wide with six tepals which are generally white or very pale pink with a neat central longitudinal stripe of brown to reddish-purple. The flowers are diurnal, closing at night and in overcast or low-light weather conditions. The fruit is a rounded capsule containing six seeds.

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