Flower. Photographer Ros N, Melbourne

Flower buds. Photographer Ros N, Melbourne

Plant. Photographer Ros N, Melbourne

Common Name

Onion Weed, Asphodel, Wild Onion




Introduced annual, biennial, or perennial forb to 80cm tall.  Leaves slightly fleshy.  Leaves clustered at the base of the plant, 3-55cm long, 1.5-8mm wide, cylindrical and hollow, hairless.  Flowers white to pale pink, with 6 'petals', in an open many-flowered panicle or raceme on a flowering stem arising from the base of the plant.  Family Liliaceae in SA.  Noxious weed in Balranald and Wentworth Shires.  Declared plant in SA.  Noxious weed in Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales, page 182.

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