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Perennial herb [to shrub] or vine; rhizome short, generally with fleshy tubers. Stem: branchlets leaf-like, many, thread-like or flat, functioning as leaves. Leaf: scale-like, papery, with a spiny spur at base or not. Inflorescence: raceme, umbel, or flowers 1. Flower: bisexual or not, ± white to green-yellow; perianth segments 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, free or ± fused; stamens 6, epipetalous, anther attached near middle; ovary superior, chambers 3. Fruit: berry, spheric, often red or blue. Seed: 1–6, black.
3+ genera depending on interpretation, 320 species: especially northern temperate. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Perennial herb. Inflorescence: pedicels slender, jointed near middle. Flower: stamens ± >= perianth, exserted; style 1, short, slender, stigmas 3.Key to Asparagus
± 300 species: especially northern temperate. (Greek: ancient name) Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop misappl. to A. aethiopicus L., a waif.
Sprawling; roots fibrous, tuberous. Stem: <= 2 m, wiry, branchlets < 1 mm wide. Leaf: membranous, not or ± spurred. Inflorescence: axillary racemes; flowers 5–9(15). Flower: bisexual; perianth 3–4 mm, rotate to bell-shaped. Fruit: 5–8 mm, red.
n=10,20. Disturbed places, abandoned gardens; < 100 m. South Coast; Florida; native to southern Africa. [Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop, misappl.] Escaped plants generally cv. 'Sprengeri'. Aug–Oct [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 6 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Asparagus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88887, accessed on May 6 2015
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