Asparagus officinalis

Plant Name Asparagus
Scientific name Asparagus officinalis
Family Asparagaceae
Location Salt Marsh
Flowering Period May-August
Identifying Characteristics Clustered, green-yellow in color

Description

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

Uses

  • Commonly eaten before the buds start to open, making the plant woody in texture.
  • Water in which the plant is cooked used as a face wash to clear blemishes.

Misc

  • Used in medicine as a source of potassium, calcium and folate.

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