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any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers

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The enigmatic little rare moth called Weaver's Wave can be seen again basking on the quartz-rich rocks, and the starry saxifrage and bog asphodel flower in the mossy runnels.
Though the word is a corruption of affodil, for asphodel, its usage history links it to daffing, a term very much in use colloquially and in poetry in Wordsworth's time and long after, especially in the North.
HD's Her and Asphodel, which made her lesbianism explicit in a way that ran counter to old ideas about her as one of Pound's girls and/or a chiseled, chilled Hellenist: of course those texts had to wait for a lesbian-feminist criticism to appreciate them.
Some of the first recorded items foragers collected include lotus, canna lily, asphodel.
Once again many of the 12,000 year old Mires' glinting ponds are brimming with dragonflies, while plants such as bog asphodel, sundews and sphagnum moss have been boosted, along with the prospects for wading birds like dunlin and curlew.
There is a well-known quotation from a poem by William Carlos Williams, "Of Asphodel, that Greeny Flower.
2:1 (Woman) I am an asphodel of the Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
The Romans had a higher regard for vegetables such as lettuce, beet, asparagus and cabbage, often combining them with luxury foods such as asphodel, cardoons (thistle), shellfish, silphium (giant fennel), asaphoetida (both a flavour and a drug), spices (cumin, pepper) and herbs (basil, mint).
The 9,416 acres (3,810 hectares) at Warren Grove Gunnery Range make up a broad mosaic of upland and lowland habitats that support a high diversity of plant species, including Knieskern's beaked-rush and the bog asphodel (Narthecium americanum), a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Atwood presents her Penelope in first-person monologue from the "fields of asphodel.
Homer refers to Odysseus spending time in the land of the Lotus Eaters, and approaching the underworld through fields of asphodel.
The Greeks planted the asphodels near tombs, regarding them as the form of food preferred by the dead; they also believed that there was a large meadow overgrown with asphodel in Hades (mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, XI.
An early version of the physic garden might have been planted with yellow asphodel, recommended by Theophrastus (curator of Aristotle's botanical garden, the first known example of one, in the fourth century BC) in his Historia Plantarum, to be "Put before the doors of Roman villas as a remedy for sorcery and magic.
So saying, Achilles strides over the fields of Asphodel and disappears.
The acanthus flourished too, and asphodel and white wood-anemones (Shelley's wind-flower); azaleas in a sheltered bed below the far end of the middle lawn, with scyllas, chianadoxa, cyclamen and other bulbs among them.