Jepson eFlora
Key to families | Table of families and genera

Key to Asparagus

View taxon page for Asparagus

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Lf-like branchlets 6–20 mm wide ..... A. asparagoides

1' Lf-like branchlets < 1 mm wide [<= 3 mm wide in A. aethiopicus]

2. Plant erect; flowers unisexual and bisexual ..... A. officinalis subsp. officinalis

2' Plant climbing or sprawling; flowers bisexual

3. Flowers 5–9(15); fruit red ..... [A. aethiopicus]

3' Flowers 1–4; fruit purple-black ..... A. setaceus


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
We encourage links to these pages, but the content may not be downloaded for reposting, repackaging, redistributing, or sale in any form, without written permission from The Jepson Herbarium.