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Xanthorrhoeaceae

Xanthorrhoeaceae Dumort. - Grasstree Family

1. Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.

(Anthericum annuum, Asphodelus bornmuelleri, Asphodelus canariensis, Asphodelus clavatus, Asphodelus clavosus, Asphodelus fistulosus, Asphodelus maroccanus, Asphodelus microcarpus, Asphodelus serrulatifolius, Asphodelus serrulatus, Ornithogalum flavum, Verinea tenuifolia)

Common names: Barwaq, brough, unsul, Narrow-leaved asphodel

Extract from Wikipedia article: Asphodelus tenuifolius is a common weed of fields particularly of wheat fields in Punjab, Pakistan. It also grows in Egypt and in the Sinai peninsula. It has a fibrous root system. It is also known as wild onion or "jungli piyaz" in the vernaculars.

LinkNarrow-leaved asphodel (Asphodelus tenuifolius, local name Bwraq or barwaq) in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, February 13, 2010
LinkTiny fruits (globose-ovoid capsules) of small asphodel lily Asphodelus tenuifolius. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkNarrow-leaved asphodel (Asphodelus tenuifolius, local name Bwraq or barwaq) on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms (Thaghab Al Majda). Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkNarrow-leaved asphodel (Asphodelus tenuifolius, local name Bwraq or barwaq) on roadside of a road to Zubara, north-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkNarrow-leaved asphodel (Asphodelus tenuifolius, local name barwaq) from a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkClose up of leaves of onionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) in roadside depression near a road from Al Shahaniya to Al Samriya north-east from camel race track. Lekhraib, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkRosette of leaves of onionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) in roadside depression near a road from Al Shahaniya to Al Samriya north-east from camel race track. Lekhraib, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkOnionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) with flower buds on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Al Shakhaniya. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkBlooming onionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Al Shakhaniya. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkOnionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkOnionweed (Asphodelus tenuifolius) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016

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