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Flower and fruits

The asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus, Liliaceae) is the flower said to fill the plains of Hades. Considering it the favourite food of the dead, the ancients often planted it near graves.

The Bog Asphodel, Narthecium americanum, belongs to the family Nartheciaceae. It has grass-like leaves and a stalk about 40 cm tall with small yellow flowers.

The False Asphodel, Tofieldia racemosa and other species, with small white flowers, also belongs to the Liliaceae.es:Asphodelus ramosus

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