Asphodelus tenuifolius

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.[1] It has a fibrous root system. It is also known as wild onion or "jungli piyaz" in Pakistan.[clarification needed]

Asphodelus tenuifolius
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Asphodelus
A. tenuifolius
Binomial name
Asphodelus tenuifolius


  1. ^ "Asphodelus tenuifolius (onionweed)". Retrieved 2017-10-29.