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Garden Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis L.

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Asparagus officinalis (Garden Asparagus) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asparagaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to China, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, Belgium, Romania, Georgia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Iran, Lebanon, Austria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Moldova, Germany, Syria, Yugoslavia, Spain, Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Ukraine, Mongolia, and Portugal. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Coelioxys germana, Gonochrysis, Andrena nigrae, and Auplopus. Individuals can grow to 0.69 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of garden asparagus. View this species on GBIF