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Asparagus officinalis L.
GARDEN ASPARAGUS
Asparagus prostratus; Asparagus officinalis subsp officinalis L; Common Asparagus

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Asparagus officinalis, whole plant - in flower - general view
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma asparagi @ BPI (11)

Phoma media @ BPI (2)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (1); CSCA_TCN (11)

Brachycorynella asparagi @ CSCA_TCN (147)

Brevicoryne brassicae @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Hyalopterus pruni @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Lipaphis pseudobrassicae @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Macrosiphum ( @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Myzus ( @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Sitobion ( @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Apidae  Bombus fervidus @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia asparagi @ BPI (1)

Macrophoma @ BPI (2)
Clypeosphaeriaceae  Clypeosphaeria asparagi @ BPI (1)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia crocorum @ BPI (1)

Rhizoctonia violacea @ BPI (3)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium fasciculare @ BPI (2)

Cladosporium herbarum @ BPI (1)

Cladosporium @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Phlyctema asparagi @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe asparagi @ BPI (2)

Phomopsis asparagi @ BPI (3)

Phomopsis javanica @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Pinnaspis strachani @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum liliacearum @ BPI (3)

Colletotrichum @ BPI (2)
Gnomoniaceae  Gnomoniella asparagina @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Halictus ligatus @ BBSL (1)
Helicinidae  Hendersonia asparagi @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Megachile centuncularis @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora asparagi @ 433135A (1); BPI (16); 433135B (1)

Cercospora caulicola @ BPI (2)

Rhabdospora asparagi @ BPI (1)

Rhabdospora @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium asparagi @ BPI (2)

Fusarium delacroixii @ 452064A (1); 452064B (1)

Fusarium moniliforme @ 452435B (1); 452435A (1)

Fusarium roseum @ BPI (1)

Fusarium subulatum @ BPI (1)

Fusarium @ BPI (4)

Gibberella pulicaris @ BPI (3)

Gibberella saubinetii @ BPI (2)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria asparagina @ BPI (1)

Leptosphaeria doliolum @ BPI (2)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria fasciculata @ BPI (3)

Alternaria tenuis @ 446909A (1); 446909B (1)

Epicoccum purpurascens @ BPI (5)

Epicoccum @ BPI (1)

Macrosporium commune @ BPI (3)

Pleospora asparagi @ BPI (5)

Pleospora herbarum @ BPI (8)
Pseudococcidae  Spilococcus eriogoni @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Psyllidae  Nyctiphalerus vermiculosus @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia asarina @ BPI (1)

Puccinia asparagi @ 047971B (1); 048054A (1); 048054B (1); 047914A (1); 048053B (1); 047914B (1); 047971A (1); 048053C (1); 048050B (1); BPI (311); 048094A (1); 048053A (1); 048050A (1)
Pythiaceae  Pythium @ BPI (3)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis cinerea @ 412366B (1); 412366A (1)

Botrytis vulgaris @ BPI (2)
Turritellidae  Vermicularia liliacearum @ BPI (4)
Zopfiaceae  Richonia variospora @ BPI (2)

Zopfia rhizophila @ BPI (11)
_  Ascochyta @ BPI (2)

Botryodiplodia @ BPI (2)

Darluca filum @ BPI (2)

Neomyzus circumflexum @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Torula herbarum @ BPI (2)

Trichothecium roseum @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Asparagus officinalis L. Garden Asparagus
Asparagaceae — Asparagus family
Non-native
Asparagus officinalis
Ashland Nature Center
May 2008

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Asparagus officinalis L.

Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems - To 2m tall, herbaceous, erect, much branched, glabrous, from rhizomes, green. Branches thin and drooping.

Leaves - Alternate and reduced to scales on main stem, glabrous. Leaves of upper branches linear, to 2.5cm long, .5mm broad, in groups of 1-5 per node, glabrous, appearing as if in fascicles like pine needles.

Inflorescence - Single or paired flowers from leaf axils. Pedicels jointed, to +1cm long, glabrous.

Flowers - Perianth segments(tepals) whitish-green, to 6.5mm long, 1.5mm broad, with subscarious margins, rounded to obtuse at apex, glabrous. Stamens 6, adnate at base of perianth segments, included. Filaments to 3mm long, glabrous. Anthers orange, 1.6mm long. Style 1.1mm long, glabrous. Stigmas 3. Ovary superior, 1.8mm long, green, 3-locular. Berries to 1cm in diameter, red, glabrous, with 3-6 seeds.

Asparagus officinalis flowers

Asparagus officinalis flowers

Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Pastures, fencerows, old cultivated fields, disturbed sites, open woods, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - The flowering period is not really as important with this plant as the sprouting period. This is when you can go out and collect the young shoots to eat. Why spend $2 a pound when you can drive down the road and collect 5 or 6 pounds in less than an hour? You just have to know where to go. White asparagus, very trendy these days, are actually sprouts which have been grown under a layer of mulch so that they do not produce chlorophyll. White and green asparagus come from the same species or even the same plant.
The upper leaves of this species are not really leaves at all but are, in fact, reduced branches. The true leaves are scalelike and on the main stem. A officinalis is a dioecious plant meaning that male (staminate) and female (pistillate) flowers are produced on different plants.

Photographs taken at the Martha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, Clay County, MO., 5-12-00.


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Asparagus officinalis L.
garden asparagus

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General Information
Symbol: ASOF
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
SPM   I
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 514. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ASOFO2 Asparagus officinalis L. ssp. officinalis

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
Species Asparagus officinalis L. – garden asparagus

Subordinate Taxa

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Wetland Status

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North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ASOF)

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Asparagus officinalis ssp. officinalis
Asparagus officinalis ssp. officinalis
Garden Asparagus
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Asparagus officinalis ssp. officinalis
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