yellow asphodel

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Noun1.yellow asphodel - asphodel with leafy stem and fragrant yellow flowers
asphodel - any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
Asphodeline, genus Asphodeline - genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
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An early version of the physic garden might have been planted with yellow asphodel, recommended by Theophrastus (curator of Aristotle's botanical garden, the first known example of one, in the fourth century BC) in his Historia Plantarum, to be "Put before the doors of Roman villas as a remedy for sorcery and magic." Or Dog Tooth Violet, a forerunner of Viagra, that "provoketh bodily lust if it be only handled but much more if it be drunke with wine." Madonna Lily "cleareth ye faces and makes them without wrinkles," while Savin is "diuretical and therefore is good for convulsion, ruptures and those who have strangled uteruses."