Asfodelina (Asphodeline), a sort of plants of family лилейных. Grasses, mostly long-term (is more rare biannual), with облиственным a stalk with short rhizomes. About 20 kinds, mainly in the Mediterranean.
Are characteristic for stony hillsides, ledges of rocks, light woods. Inflorescences – a dense brush on not branched out stalk, flowers white or yellow. Shares околоцветника are unbent in the parties, узколанцетные, stupid, with one longitudinal vein, at the basis accrete in a short tube. Stamens are attached to a tube; тычиночные threads of unequal length, at the basis are expanded. Pedicels with a joint. Прицветники the filmy. Leaves stem, numerous, linearly-shilovidnye, is narrow-trihedral. A fruit – трехгнездная кожистая a box. Seeds trihedral, black.
The sort totals under the different data from 15 to 20 kinds; in Crimea grows two: асфоделина yellow and асфоделина the Crimean.
Асфоделина yellow (A. lutea) in Ukraine meets only in Crimea where it is usual enough in vicinities of Sevastopol, Simferopol, on Ah-petri. Very much нарядна Serf mountain in Balaklave during flowering асфоделины, its slopes are decorated by large magnificent brushes of bright yellow colour on high stalks. Silhouettes of colours against the Genoa tower and the sea look perfectly well. It is brought in the Red book of Ukraine
White sultans асфоделины Crimean (A are unusual. taurica). White асфоделины form the whole fields on southern slopes of mountains and hills, adding any unearthly beauty to those places... Also Ancient Greek legends according to which especially magnificently blossomed асфодели in a kingdom of dead Aida are recollected.
A. lutea for a long time cultivate as an ornamental plant.