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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Asparagaceae, Asparagus family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon Common Name: Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY: Asparagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asparagus officinalis 041-01-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae


Habitat: Commonly cultivated, commonly escaped to fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia


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camera icon Common Name: Sprenger’s Asparagus-fern, Emerald-fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asparagus aethiopicus   FAMILY: Asparagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asparagus aethiopicus   FAMILY: Liliaceae


Habitat: Disturbed areas, seeding down especially around plantings, especially commonly planted in coastal areas; sometimes epiphytic in palm boots


Non-native: southern Africa


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