Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asparagus officinalis L. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Damon A. Smith

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Liliaceae
Asparagus officinalis L.
asparagus, common asparagus, garden asparagus
Asparagus: ancient Greek name
officinalis: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-7' tall forb, stems with many branches; from rhizomes
Flower: greenish to white, 6-parted, 1/4" long, bell to tubular shape, stalked, inflorescence of 1 or 2 opposite pairs of flowers along the stems; blooms May-June
Fruit:red, round, 1/8"-1/4" berry
Leaf:scale-like on fine, feathery branches
Habitat: fields, woods, fencerows, roadsides
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
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Synonyms 
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