OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Asparagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-01-001:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asparagus officinalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass


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image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asof_001_lvd

        

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm100607_005

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm140623_174

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Cladophylls (stems w form & function of lvs) in clusters of ~4-15, filiform, per Flora of North America.

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm170826_802

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Berries bright red, globose, 5-10mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm180906_4591

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm180906_4593

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers pendant; pedicels w a conspicuous swollen joint; perianth campanulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm061106_010

November    Greenville County    SC

Perianth of 6 separate segments, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

JK Marlow    jkm061106_025

November    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Asparagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-01-001:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asparagus officinalis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3510

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Eurasia

Habitat: Commonly cultivated, commonly escaped to fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Cladophylls and simple scalelike leaves
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow or yellowish-green
Unisexual
6 tepals, perianth campanulate
6 included stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in 1-3 flowered axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bright red
Berry

 

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