Flower Database

Asparagus

Basic information
Flower Name
Asparagus
Formal Name
Asparagus officinalis
Alias
Habitat
Europe, northern Africa and western Asia
Morph
Evergreen perennial
Comment
Asparagus (scientific name: Asparagus officinalis) is an evergreen perennials of the family Asparagaceae native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. Among many asparagus for ornamental, it is edible asparagus. Extend the stem about 1 m from the rhizome. The young stem becomes edible asparagus. Asparagus has white asparagus and green asparagus. Both of them are identical, just different cultivation methods. The one raised with shielding sunlight is White Asparagus, the one that hit the sun is Green Asparagus. There is a green one for nutritional value. The season of asparagus is from April to July. Leaves of asparagus degenerate and become scaly. What looks like a leaf is a temporary leaf (fake leaf) whose stem has degenerated. It is a dioecious strain. In the summer, one or two plants from the axils, bells or tubular flowers with green-white to pale yellow color will bloom. There are six petals. Flowers do not open thoroughly. The fruit which becomes summer to autumn after flowers is red spherical shape and harmful to humans. In autumn, the above ground parts will die.
Common name: Asparagus officinalis, scientific name: Asparagus officinalis, aka: common asparagus, garden asparagus, asparagus, plant height: 1 to 1.5 m, leaves: degenerate Scaly, dioecious, different flower, flower length: 0.5-0.6 cm, petal number: 6, fruit: fruit, fruit color: red, fruit shape: spherical, fruit diameter: 0.7-1 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Asparagales
Family
Asparagaceae
Genus
Asparagus
Species
A. officinalis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Double Cymes
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Triangle
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
field
Color
Cream, White
Season
May Jun Jul
Height
100  ~ 150  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.7