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A bundle o cultivatit asparagus
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Faimily: Asparagaceae
Subfaimily: Asparagoideae
Genus: Asparagus
Species: A. officinalis
Binomial name
Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flouerin perennial[1] plant species in the genus Asparagus. It wis ance clessifee'd in the lily faimily, lik its Allium cousins, ingans an garlic, but the Liliaceae hae been split an the ingan-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 crop.


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  2. "Asparagus officinalis". Flora Europaea. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 19 Mey 2010.
  3. "Asparagus officinalis". Euro+Med Plantbase Project. Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. Archived frae the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 19 Mey 2010.
  4. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "Asparagus officinalis". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Beltsville, Maryland: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Retrieved 19 Mey 2010.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)