Asphodeline liburnica (Scop.) Rchb., 1830
Common names: Asphodéline de Liburnie [Fr], Asfodelo della Liburnia [It], Ασφοδελίνη η λιβουρνική [Gr]
Pentalofo, Goumenissa, KILKIS ● Greece
Description: Asphodeline liburnica is a decidious plant up to 100 cm, with simple leaves, narrow-elongated, deep green or bluish-green, 2-3mm wide, untoothed. The leaves are arranged opposite one another. They are bluish green and linear with entire margins. The flowers, 30-40 mm, are five-petaled and pale yellow with a green midvein. Each has 3 long stamens with markedly curved stalks and 3 short. The flowers are arranged in racemes. The fruits are loculicidal capsules.
The genus Asphodeline (Jacob's rod) contains 17 species.
Biology: The plants bloom in June-July.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, garrigue, occasionally on cliffs, roadsides.
Distribution: South Italy, Balkan Peninsula, Greece (incl. Crete), Cyprus and NW Turkey.
Hortipedia, Asphodeline liburnica
Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.