The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Asphodel \As"pho*del\, n. [L. asphodelus, Gr. ?. See
A general name for a plant of the genus Asphodelus. The
asphodels are hardy perennial plants, several species of
which are cultivated for the beauty of their flowers.
Note: The name is also popularly given to species of other
genera. The asphodel of the early English and French
poets was the daffodil. The asphodel of the Greek poets
is supposed to be the Narcissus poeticus. --Dr.
Pansies, and violets, and asphodel. --Milton.