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Asparagus officinalis, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Asparagus officinalis, whole plant - in flower - general view

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Asparagus officinalis, leaf - on upper stem
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Asparagus officinalis, leaf - on upper stem
Asparagus officinalis, stem - showing leaf bases
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Asparagus officinalis, stem - showing leaf bases

Asparagus officinalis, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Asparagus officinalis, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Asparagus officinalis, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Asparagus officinalis, inflorescence - frontal view of flower

Asparagus officinalis
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Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus officinalis
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Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus officinalis, seeds
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Asparagus officinalis, seeds
Asparagus officinalis, leaf and flower
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Asparagus officinalis, leaf and flower

Asparagus densiflorus
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Asparagus densiflorus
Asparagus densiflorus
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Asparagus densiflorus

Asparagus racemosus
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Asparagus racemosus
Asparagus racemosus
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Asparagus racemosus

Asparagus racemosus
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Asparagus racemosus

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Cicadellidae  Balclutha hebe @ UCR_ENT (6)
Coccinellidae  Harmonia axyridis @ I_LB (5)
Diaspididae  Aspidiotus nerii @ UCR_ENT (1); MEMU_ENT (24)

Chrysomphalus aonidum @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Dictyopharidae  Scolops pungens @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Encyrtidae  Metaphycus asparagi @ UCRC_ENT (2)

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Asparagus L.
asparagus

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General Information
Symbol: ASPAR
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
PR   I
SPM   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Asparagus L. – asparagus

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 5 species of Asparagus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Asparagus aethiopicus</i>
L.
Asparagus aethiopicus
Sprenger's asparagus fern Distribution of <i>
Asparagus africanus</i>
Lam.
Asparagus africanus
African asparagus Distribution of <i>
Asparagus asparagoides</i>
(L.) Druce
Asparagus asparagoides
African asparagus fern Distribution of <i>
Asparagus officinalis</i>
L.
Asparagus officinalis
garden asparagus Distribution of <i>
Asparagus setaceus</i>
(Kunth) Jessop
Asparagus setaceus
common asparagus fern

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Flora of North America (ASPAR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ASPAR)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (ASPAR)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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