Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Asparagus officinale Linnaeus
(Asparagus)


Family: Asparagaceae, formerly Liliaceae

Status: Not listed as Exotic by Allred, but considered introduced from the Old World and now widely distributed by Martin & Hutchins

Synonyms:
None

Asparagus officinale has escaped from cultivation. It is highly branched with linear leaves when taller and mature. When young, it is thick with scale like leaves.
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Asparagus officinale, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, July 23, 2008



Asparagus officinale, closeup of branch, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, July 23, 2008


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