Weeds, Environmental impact, Identification, Asphodelus fistulosus, Weed biology, Western Australia.
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In the form of flowers and leaves Onion-weed shows a marked resemblance to the cultivated onion types, especially the shallot. They are members of the lily family although belonging to to a different genera - the true onions being the species of Allium. Two notable differences are the absence of any conspicuous bulb formation in the case of Onion-weed, and in fact that it does not develop the characteristic smell of the garden plant.
Meadly, G. R. W.
"Weeds of Western Australia - Onion-weed or Asphodel (Asphodelus fistulosus L.),"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 4:
5, Article 5.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol4/iss5/5