Asparagus Lignosus


Asparagus Lignosus

Asparagus Lignosus

Scientific name

A spiny shrublet to 80cm with pale, finely grooved stems and widely spreading branches bearing clusters of leathery, needle-like false leaves.

Asparagus Lignosus bears 1-4 white flowers in the axils of the clusters, the tepals and the stamens spreading.

It occurs on rocky sandstone slopes and damp sandy flats in the Southwestern Cape.

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Image credit: Abu Shawka

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

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