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Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Common asparagus-fern

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Africa; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Asparagus setaceus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Asparagus setaceus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asparagus setaceus has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
George N. Avery Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Military Trail Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Reported
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ron Ehman Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Jungle Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Twin Rivers Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized


Asparagus setaceus has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized


Asparagus setaceus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Asparagus setaceus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton