Eaten as a vegetable, Asparagus officinalis has been widely cultivated for its young shoots since ancient Greek times. The species is naturalized in many temperate climates. Mature asparagus has caused poisoning in cattle (J. M. Kingsbury 1964). Young plants can cause dermatitis, and the red berries are suspected of poisoning humans (E. M. Schmutz and L. B. Hamilton 1979). The species is dioec... Text © Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USASee more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
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