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Wild Asparagus

Asparagus prostratus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, rocks, sand dunes, scrub, sea cliffs, seaside.

Flower:
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Yellow, 6 petals
 
Minute greenish-white or yellowish-white tubular flowers, appearing in 1's or 2's along the stems.
Fruit:
The fruit is a small red berry.
Leaves:
A long-lived perennial plant with no true leaves. Bluish-green, needle-like leaves in whorls along the stems. Leaves usually measure no longer than 2cm long.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

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