Asparagus rubicundus

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Asparagus rubicundus
Asparagus rubicundus - Greyton - South Africa 4.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Genus: Asparagus
Species: A. rubicundus
Binomial name
Asparagus rubicundus
(L.) Druce

Asparagus rubicundus ("Wild Asparagus") is a fluffy, thorny shrub of the Asparagus genus, that is indigenous to South Africa and southern Namibia.[1]

It occurs throughout the southern and western Cape, as far north as Namibia, in coarse sandy soil in fynbos vegetation and coastal sand plains.

The young shoots of this plant are edible, like those of commercial asparagus.[2]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 

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