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Asparagus officinalis L.
Garden asparagus

Asparagus officinalis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The Old World; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly cultivated in the Florida Keys. Reported as naturalized in the Florida Keys by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but a specimen at FLAS needs to be checked.

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Asparagus officinalis has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Reported






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Asparagus officinalis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton