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.

References and further reading

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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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