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Branched Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus)

Observed: 17th March 2012 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plants
Branched Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus)
Branched Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus)
Branched Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus)
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hydrurga's picture

Why not Asphodelus albus?

I am curious as to what allowed this to be identified as A. ramosus and not A. albus?

martinjohnbishop's picture

Flora Europaea gives: Bracts

Flora Europaea gives:

Bracts dark brown; inflorescence simple ... albus
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/246344

Bracts whitish inflorescence much branched ... ramosus
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/246351

hydrurga's picture

Asphodelus aestivus?

Thanks Martin. How about Asphodelus aestivus? Out of interest, is Flora Europaea available online?

martinjohnbishop's picture

It could be A. aestivus which

It could be A. aestivus which can be distinguished by roots and capsules (which I don't think we have).

Only the list of names is available online http://193.62.154.38/FE/fe.html

hydrurga's picture

Thanks

Appreciate your help with this Martin. If I'm back here next Spring I'll try and get the help of someone more knowledgeable than I am on the local wildflower species to see if we can pin down this species.

hydrurga's picture

Species confirmation

Now confirmed as Asphodelus ramosus by local expert.

martinjohnbishop's picture

I agree

I agree