Asphodeline lutea is the most common of the yellow asphodels in Crete. It grows in phrygana, garigue and rocky places from sea level to an altitude of about 1000 m and flowers from March to June. It can form large communities that look very spectacular when in bloom.
According to Homer, the souls of the dead are gathered in a meadow of Asphodeline in Hades.
Asphodeline lutea grows in all the eastern Mediterranean (from Italy and Sicily eastwards).
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