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Asparagus

Scientific Name
Asparagus officinalis
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Liliales: Liliaceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Seed(s)

Description

Seed Colour: Black

Seed Length: 2 - 4mm, 4 -7mm

Seed Sculpture: Variable - Colliculate, Reticulate

Seed Shape: Laterally compressed Ovoid

Erect perennial herb 0.5–1.5 m high. Berry 5–10 mm diam., red; seeds Black, with a wrinkled, brittle seed coat, usually 3–6.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
02/08/2012 03:49 AEST
Last Updated
18/01/2013 16:22 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Updated on 1/18/2013 4:22:39 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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