Asphodelus fistulosus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating. Asphodelus fistulosus is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft). It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August. Asphodelus fistulosus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: Onion-weed. Plants annuals or short-lived perennials; root crowns thickened with many fibrous roots.

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The flowers have six ‘petals’ i. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter.

Please view the copyright link for more information. QR Code What’s this? The inflorescence is a panicle with widely spaced flowers.

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Views Read Edit View history. Right plant wrong place. Symbols for Unknown Plants. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[]. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 30—34 taxon IDs All stub articles. Prefers a deep rich sandy loamy soil[1, 42].

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Florida onionweed Noxious weed. This is an invasive species and should not be planted in a garden! Click on images to enlarge infestation Photo: When the plants are large enough to handle, plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.


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Minnesota onionweed Prohibited noxious weed. Sheldon Navie close-up of leaf asphodeuls showing leaf sheath Photo: Tue Dec 28 Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers with reddish-striped ‘petals’ Photo: Sheldon Navie close-up of old fruit Photo: It is in flower from July to August. Sheldon Navie close-up of seeds Photo: It is hardy to zone UK 8 and is not frost tender.

Thu Jan 5 It can be either short-lived or long-lived i. Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: Sheldon Navie habit in fruit Photo: The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects. This is a Ashpodelus code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Click on images to enlarge.

Requires a well-drained soil. Vermont onionweed Class A noxious weed.

Assphodelus in early spring or autumn[]. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it. Flowering occurs during winter, spring and summer, although most plants do not flower in the first year of growth.


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Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Onion weed Asphodelus fistulosus may be confused with dune onion weed Trachyandra divaricatafalse onion weed Nothoscordum borbonicumthree-cornered garlic Allium triquetrum and crow garlic Allium vineale.

This species is often a short-lived perennial[], though it is not very hardy in Britain. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

This page was last edited on 21 Marchat 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. A covering of bracken overwinter is usually ample protection in most districts[42]. It is an annual or short-lived perennial herb growing a hollow stem up to 70 centimeters tall.

Maltese Wild Flowering Plants: The seed contains oils rich in linoleic acid and are of value in preventing atherosclerosis[]. Dry sandy or rocky places[50] in fields, track-sides and uncultivated ground[89].

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