Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Asparagus officinalis Linnaeus
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
Asparagus officinalis 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 officinalis, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, July 23, 2008
Asparagus officinalis, closeup of branch, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, July 23, 2008
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