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Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis
Pronunciation: uh-SPARE-uh-gus uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss
Common Name: asparagus
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 1155


Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe (E. Mediterranean)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Dryland (no watering), Medicinal plant, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Dissected, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Margins:

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Colour (petals): Not showy, White, Green, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: 6-15 mm long; poisonous

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes


 
Location(s):
(CGW) Community Garden West
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area
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