Asparagus acutifolius L.

Common name

English: Sharp-leaved asparagus

German: Spitzbl├Ąttriger Spargel


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Asparagales (42)

        Family: Asparagaceae (28) (family description)

          Genus: Asparagus (7)

           Epithet: acutifolius L. (1)

Synonyms: Asparagus aetnensis Tornab., Asparagus ambiguus De Not., Asparagus brevifolius Tornab., Asparagus commutatus Ten., Asparagus corruda Scop., Asparagus inarimensis Tornab.

acutifolius => with pointed leaves

aetnensis => from Mount Etna, Italy

ambiguus => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

brevifolius => short-leaved

commutatus => changed, altered

inarimensis => from the Island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy; Virgil poetically referred to it as Inarime


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

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