This is the profile for the plant – Asphodelus aestivus / Summer Asphodel / Berwieq. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info, botanical data. This has grown – quite literally – into one of our favorite plants. Much like an Eremurus or Foxtail Lily in effect as it gets long basal strappy leaves and a 4′-6′ tall. (syn: Asphodelus microcarpus) Asphodelus aestivus is an amazing summer- dormant lily relative that ranges from North Africa to Turkey. The evergreen, basal .

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Hortus Third i—xiv, 1— Remove possible hiding places and avoid overhead watering to reduce humidity.

The most noticable part is however the 6 stamens which rise firmly up to about 18mm. These plants are mainly tufted perennial herbs or scrambling shrubby climbers normally with bulbs, corm, tuber or rhizomes.

Margin Entire Leaf Margin. Always read the label for registration details and direction of use prior to application of ashpodelus chemicals.

There are 16 species in the genus. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. A wide range of leafy plants, including ground crops, potatoes, tubers, leafy vegetables and seedlings. Not many flowers have aesttivus pollen. When the weather is dry, snails seal themselves into their shells with a mucous membrane, where they survive, dormant, for years.

The powdered root of asphodel is mentioned as an ingredient in a sleeping potion in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.

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Please report only Maltese locations for plants that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Asphodelus is a genus of about 20 species in the Asphodelaceae family.

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A ashpodelus with non overlapping petals arising separately from a central point and hence forming a shape of a star. The sooty mould spoils the plants appearance and its fruit, as does the insects white exoskeletons.

Where have you seen this plant on the Maltese Islands? Another organic sprays can be efficient in controlling aphids. Aspect Full sun to semi shade, open position, drought tender, light frost tolerant.

Your email address is only for internal asphodelks. Acer species are attacked by several aphids including the Norway Maple Aphid Periphyllus lyropictus which is a greenish with brown markings and secret honeydew, preferring Acer platanoides.

This is a QR code short for Quick Aestivue which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Reflective mulches are mainly used in market gardens for avoiding the Green peach Aphids Resistant rootstocks are available to avoid some root feeding aphid of commercial plants, e. QR Code What’s this?

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They are found in moist forests, alpine meadows and grasslands, rarely in dry regions. Buds that have been attacked may not open, leaves and twigs become twisted or distorted and wilt. 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. Use this form to submit more information on this species or report mistakes in this webpage.


In other words, these are attached below the ovary. For watering you may either mist the containers from above or place the container in tepid water and allow the water to raise through the pot to the surface of the media, then drain away and do not fill to the top of the container. If information supplied is taken from a book, journal or website, please provide the corresponding reference or website address.


ASPST Scanned image of a bud – bullet asetivus, and white coloured with vertical reddish-brown stripes. This QR Code is unique to this page. Mix the fine seed with washed sand and then sow thinly on the surface.

Species that live under ground are difficult to control but cultivation of the surrounding soil may help in controlling the infestation. Cultivation Pruning Not normally required, divide to contain during spring. Asphodelus microcarpus Full list of synonyms: These insects have a Hemimetabolous life cycle, i. This aphid congregates at the end of the branches causing the leaves to curl ashodelus become deformed under which they hide.

Scientific Name Various Snails Species. All inquiries should be addressed to plantfile. It was also reported that the leaves have been used in the production of a type of cheese specifically in “Rignano Garganico” in Italy [WWW] Medicinal Uses The root, gathered at the end of its first year, is acrid, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue [4].

Dried and boiled in water it yields a mucilaginous matter which can be mixed with grain to make a nutritious bread[4, ]. Size 50 – 80 mm 2.

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