Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of some 17 genera and 814 species of usually perennial or annual herbs, often with a bulbous rhizome, occasionally shrubby.  Widespread in Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.  Often included in the Liliaceae.  [FNSW].   Represented in the Hortus by 2 European species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Asphodelus aestivus Brot.
  2. Asphodeline lutea Rchb.