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Scientific Name: Asparagus virgatus
Pronunciation: uh-SPARE-uh-gus vur-GAY-tus
Common Name: tree fern
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Highly branched and extremely fine-textured 'fern'.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google.
tree fern
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: True leaves reduced to spines; 'leaves' are specialized stems called 'cladophylls'. Cladophylls short, in whorls of 3.

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak:
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: poisonous
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Spines, Tuberous roots

(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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