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|Family: Asparagaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asparagus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asparagus officinalis L. subsp. officinalis
Habit: Erect; rhizome thick, matted; tubers 0. Stem: 1--3 m; branchlets < 1 mm wide. Leaf: spurred. Inflorescence: axillary racemes. Flower: unisexual and bisexual, nodding; perianth 3--7 mm, bell-shaped, green-white. Fruit: 6--8 mm, red. Chromosomes: n=10.
Ecology: Disturbed places, roadsides, fields; Elevation: generally < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, W&I; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe. Flowering Time: Mar--Sep Note: Cult for food; naturalized populations scattered.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Asparagus asparagoides
Next taxon: Asparagus setaceus
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Asparagus officinalis subsp. officinalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77139, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.