Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Asphodel, a name applied either to the lily-like genus Asphodelus, many of which are cultivated for their flowers, or to the British Narthecium ossifragum, a member of the Rush tribe, with spikes of yellow, star-like blossoms, followed by orange-red fruits, growing in bogs and erroneously supposed to cause disease in the bones of sheep. In Greek mythology, an "asphodel meadow" is the home of the blest after death.