Asparagus officinalis

Photo Courtesy of K. Hubeny

Common Name(s) Asparagus
Scientific Name Asparagus officinalis
Family Asparagaceae
Location/Vegetative Zone Salt Marsh
Flowering Period May-August
Identifying Characteristics Clustered, green-yellow in color


  • Red berries poisonous to humans, 6-10 mm in diameter.

Medicinal/Edible Uses

  • Commonly eaten before the buds start to open
  • Water in which the plant is cooked can be used as a face wash to clear blemishes
  • Used in medicine as a source of potassium, calcium and folate.


“Asparagus- Properties, Benefits, and Medicinal Uses”. Food and Diseases. N.p. January 2018. Web.

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