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Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus-Bundle.jpg
A bundle o cultivatit asparagus
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Genus: Asparagus
Species: A. officinalis
Binomial name
Asparagus officinalis
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Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flouerin perennial[1] plant species in the genus Asparagus. It wis ance classified in the lily faimily, lik its Allium cousins, onions an garlic, but the Liliaceae hae been split an the onion-lik plants are nou in the faimily Amaryllidaceae an asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native tae maist o Europe, northren Africae an wastren Asie,[2][3][4] an is widely cultivatit as a vegetable crap.

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  1. Grubben, G.J.H.; Denton, O.A., eds. (2004). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen. 
  2. "Asparagus officinalis". Flora Europaea. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. "Asparagus officinalis". Euro+Med Plantbase Project. Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "Asparagus officinalis". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Beltsville, Maryland: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Retrieved 2010-05-19.