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Asparagus africanus

A perennial climber or sub-shrub with woody, prickly, scrambling stems The foliage is fern-like. It produces clusters of beautiful small, white, sweetly scented flowers followed by red berries.

Please note that ingesting 5 to 7 ripe berries can cause stomach upset as they are poisonous and the young shoot have been known to cause mild skin reactions when handled.

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Bush asparagus (Eng.); haakdoring (Afr.)
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August, September, October, November, December