Asparagus officinalis L.
Common Name: GARDEN ASPARAGUS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A native of the Old World (originally the eastern Mediterranean area?), long cultivated for medicinal and food uses, now rather widely escaped and established in disturbed places, fencerows, roadsides near old garden sites, etc., spreading into open forests, dunes, and other habitats. First collected in Wayne Co. in 1871.

The greenish yellow flowers are followed by bright red berries.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=199.