Asphodelus tenuifolius is a common weed of fields, particularly of wheat and chickpea fields. It grows in Egypt and in the Sinai peninsula. It's also native to the Mediterranean region, Asia and the Mascarene Islands. It is generally present from the Canary Islands, across the Mediterranean to the Middle East and Afghanistan. It has a fibrous root system. It is also known as wild onion or "jungli piyaz" in Pakistan.[clarification needed]
- "Asphodelus tenuifolius (onionweed)". www.cabi.org. Retrieved 2017-10-29.