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European Bog Asphodel

Narthecium ossifragum

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Deep yellow spike of flowers, often tinged orange. Flowers are star-like with 6 petals and orange anthers.
Fruit:
Egg-shaped and bright orange.
Leaves:
Long and slender, grass-like.
Maximum Size:
35 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Toxic to cattle and sheep.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers smell of cloves.
Other Names:
Bastard Asphodel, Lancashire Asphodel, Maiden's Hair, Moor-golds, Yellow Grass.
Habitats:
Bogs, heathland, wetland.