Taxon  Report   9707 
Asparagus officinalis  L.
Garden asparagus
Asparagus officinalis
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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Asparagus officinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry ID: 0000 0000 0506 1242 [detail] 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Asparagus officinalis
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Asparagus officinalis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Asparagus officinalis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Asparagus
Subspecies and Varieties:
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Asparagus officinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2018).

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