Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis Form: Round
Common Name:asparagus Texture:Fine
Family Name:AsparagaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Dissected, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Acicular
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Green, May- Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Red, Sep- Aug
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:"Leaves" are flexible needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of tan coloured scale leaves; flowers greenish-white to yellowish, bell shaped, arising at nodes in spring, about 5 mm long; berries on female plants in late summer.