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Wild asparagus


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.


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


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 8 years ago
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus

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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 8 years ago

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

ceherzog 8 years ago

Yum...nice that you found it!

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Kentucky, USA

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

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