Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3859

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: southern Africa
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, seeding down especially around plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - scale-like
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pale pink
Bisexual
6 tepals, perianth rotate to campanulate
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Red
Berry

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asparagus aethiopicus   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asparagus aethiopicus

 

COMMON NAME:
Sprenger’s Asparagus-fern, Emerald-fern