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Wild asparagus

Description:

Airy fine ferny leaves in long trailing arms, as seen in the first shoot. The stalk in the second shot appears to be a portion of the plant preparing to bloom. The third shot shows a close-up of a new shoot from earlier this year (not tender enough to eat anymore), with the tell-tale appearance of the classic asparagus spear with close growing triangular leaf buds.

Habitat:

Behind the barn in an unused area near the creek bed. These will be transplanted nearer to the house in a few more weeks.

Notes:

A wonderful nutty green flavor to the tender new shoots. Highly nutritious. Shots should be plucked in early spring before frond growth appears.

1 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago
Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus


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3 Comments

smcrenshaw
smcrenshaw 8 years ago

I've heard a lot about that one. I need to read it one of these days. I must admit, I'm taking credit here for my brother-in-law's find (who also served as a handy backdrop).

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

The titular plant of the book that began my love for wild edibles, Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons. :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Yum...nice that you found it!

smcrenshaw
Spotted by
smcrenshaw

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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