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|Family: Asparagaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asparagus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Habit: Climbing or sprawling, woody; roots fibrous. Stem: <= 4 m, wiry; branchlets < 1 mm wide. Leaf: spurred, 4--10 mm. Inflorescence: generally terminal umbels; flowers 1--4. Flower: bisexual, nodding. Fruit: 4--5 mm, purple-black. Chromosomes: n=10.
Ecology: Disturbed places (sites of former gardens); Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (urban canyons, San Diego); Distribution Outside California: Florida; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep
Unabridged Note: Asparagus setaceus used also for naturalized plants in Australia until it was determined that it had been misapplied there for naturalized plants belonging instead to Asparagus plumosus Baker, which might be the correct name for California plants as well.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Asparagus officinalis subsp. officinalis
Next taxon: Asphodelaceae
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Asparagus setaceus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14484, accessed on August 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 25, 2016.