Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Asparagus acutifolius

Asparagus acutifolius Wild Asparagus

Espárragos triguero

This wild Asparagus, an evergreen perennial is native to the Mediterranean basin and can grow from 30~140cms tall or spread. The Latin name acutifolius means thorny leaves, as they are shaped like thorns.The flowers are bell~shaped white to yellowish and berries form from July to October. They do eventually turn red. From January to April you see the locals out collecting the delicious tender stems for cooking.

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