|Scientific name||Asparagus officinalis|
|Identifying Characteristics||Clustered, green-yellow in color|
- Red berries poisonous to humans, 6-10 mm in diameter.
- 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.
- Used in medicine as a source of potassium, calcium and folate.
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