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Known to have grown in Ithilien, and presumably also elsewhere
Any of many species related to lilies, belonging especially to the genus Asphodelus
From the Greek asphodelos, said to have been the flower that bloomed in the Elysian Fields


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Pale flowers of the woodland

Plants that grow a tall spike of flowers, which may be yellow or white in colour. They were seen by Frodo and Sam as they travelled through Ithilien, the land that was known as the garden of Gondor. They clearly grew more widely than that: Master Gorbadoc of Buckland named his second daughter 'Asphodel', showing that these flowers were known as far north as Buckland and the Shire.

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