Scientific NameAsparagus officinalis
Perennial plants that sprout from enlarged root system and quickly grow to 2 meters. Stems have thin branches, needle-like leaves, and form an open canopy that tends to droop.
Leaves of upper branches from 2.5 cm long, appearing like pine needles. Leaves and stems are usually hairless.
The upper leaves are not really leaves, but reduced branches. Plants produce green and red berries in a thin canopy.
Flower Seed Head
Tepals are whitish-green and 6.5 mm long with subscarious margins.
Berries are 1 cm in diameter, red, with 3-6 seeds.
Pastures, fencerows, old cultivated fields, disturbed sites, open woods, roadsides, railroads.