Asparagus officinalis L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

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Asparagus officinalis (rights holder: José María Escolano) © José María Escolano

Garden Asparagus

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 USA

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