Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3510

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Commonly cultivated and escaped

Look for it to have escaped to fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bright red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Asparagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-01-001:
Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100607_005

June    Greenville County    SC

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_802

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Berries red [when ripe], 6-10mm, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm061106_010

November    Greenville County    SC

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

picture of Asparagus officinalis, image of Asparagus officinalis

JK Marlow    jkm061106_025

November    Greenville County    SC