Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
capensis var. capensis
NOTES

Erect spiny shrub with spines in threes and brush-like stems. Sublinear, hairy cladodes are borne in clusters of 5. Young shoots are edible.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Dwarf shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: One or two flowers, with spreading tepals and filaments are borne on an apical disc
Colour: White
Common Name
Katdoring
Wag-'n-bietjie
Wild asparagus
Habitat
NOTES: Grows on more open, rocky slopes
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
Young shoots are said to be edible
Months
April
May
June
July
August
Synonyms for Species
Protasparagus capensis



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