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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Asparagus

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(For a list of species in Asparagus, use the above link.)

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 ; flowers unisexual and  ..... 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


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