asparagus

(Asparagus officinalis)

Conservation Status
asparagus
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

2 to 7

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Greenish to white

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Fields, roadsides.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

May to June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  9/4/2020      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Northern Africa, Western Asia, and Europe. Widely cultivated. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Widespread but not very common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Asparagales (agaves, orchids, irises, and allies)  
 

Family

Asparagaceae (agave and allies)  
  Subfamily Asparagoideae  
 

Genus

Asparagus (asparagus)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Asparagus officinalis ssp. officinalis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

asparagus

common asparagus

garden asparagus

garden-asparagus

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Plant

  asparagus   asparagus
       
  asparagus    
       

Inflorescence

  asparagus    
       

Leaves

  asparagus   asparagus
       

Stem

  asparagus    
       

Green Fruit

  asparagus   asparagus
       
  asparagus    
       

Ripe Fruit

  asparagus    
       
       

 

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  Wild Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
Andree Reno Sanborn
 
  Wild Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)  
     
  Asparagus officinalis ASPARAGUS
Frank Mayfield
 
  Asparagus officinalis ASPARAGUS  

 

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  Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)
TeachEthnobotany
 
   
 
About

ublished on Apr 22, 2013

Sandy Jiang gives a presentation on the medicinal properties of Asparagus officinalis L., commonly known as Asparagus. In this talk, she discusses the botanical and chemical characteristics of the plant, as well as its known biological activities. This medicinal plant monograph presentation was recorded on April 22nd, 2013 as part of Dr. Cassandra L. Quave's undergraduate course "HLTH385: Botanical Medicine and Health" offered at Emory University.

DISCLAIMER: Content provided in this video and the YouTube TeachEthnobotany site is for educational purposes only and should not be construed to be medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not a substitute for professional medical or healthcare advice, diagnosis or treatment, and may not be used for such purposes. The information about herbal medicines and drugs in this video and the TeachEthnobotany site is general in nature. It does not cover all possible uses, actions, precautions, side effects, or interactions of the plants/medicines mentioned, nor is the information intended as medical advice for individual problems or for making an evaluation as to the risks and benefits of taking a particular drug or botanical/herbal medicine. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical question or condition.

   
       
       

 

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