White Asphodel
Asphodelus Microcarpus

To the ancient Greeks, asphodel was a flower from the Realm of Death.

An emblem of Sardinia, the asphodel flower blooms all over the island from late winter to early summer.

The starch from the asphodel bulbs was used for making glue for book binding.

When dried, the asphodel stems, more than one meter long, thin and full of pith, are excellent material for basket-work.

Asphodel honey is highly appreciated.

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