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Asparagaceae (Asparagus Family)
Asparagus is one of the families that in the past (by Cronquist, for example) has been included in the Liliaceae. The leaves are hardly recognizable as such. They are scalelike and without blades. There are six stamens, and three sepals and petals which all look like petals.