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Asparagus aethiopicus

A spiny species with sprawling stems and fibrous and tuberous roots. Leaves are bright green, fern-like, with almost needle-like leaflets of up to eight in a cluster. Flowers are star-like and fragrant, white and small. Fruit is a bright, round, shiny, red berry. This is the most prolific of the Asparagus family in the Reserve growing naturally Kingfisher Creek.

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Common Name:
wild asparagus (Eng.); haakdoring (Afr.)
Plant Height:
3 m
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Flowering Time:
January, February, March, April, May, June