Bog asphodel and toxic saponins

Bog Asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum,is a perennial herb (5 -40 cm tall) which typically grows on short wet grasslands on acid soils. It occurs in the British isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Northern Spain and East Portugal. I first got to know it in the form shown below, when it is in fruit, at…