Calflora
Taxon  Report   758    
Asphodelus fistulosus  L.
Asphodel,  Onionweed
Asphodelus fistulosus
© 2007 Pasi Rein
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Asphodelus fistulosus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Asphodelus fistulosus
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
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: Moderate

Asphodelus fistulosus is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

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Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Asphodelus fistulosus
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Family: ASPHODELACEAE  
Genus: Asphodelus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Asphodelus tenuifolius
More information about  Asphodelus fistulosus
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASFI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).