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Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Other common names: Garden Asparagus

French names: Asperge

Family: Asparagus Family (Asparagaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  6 parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 342   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: officinalis: of the shops

Photographs: 115 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) shoot

Asparagus sprout in spring. This is past the edible stage.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) plants in fall

Asparagus plamts in the fall. Their leaves turn a nice yellow colour.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) stalk

Asparagus plant stalk.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) flowers


Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) flowers

The green flowers of Asparagus are small and relatively inconspicuous.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) flowers

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) fruit

Ripe Asparagus fruit.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) fruit

Unripe fruit.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) plant

Asparagus plant draped with dew on a foggy morning.

Range map for Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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