Asparagus horridus, Asparagus broussonetii, Asparagus stipularis,
Hebrew: אספרג ארוך-עלים, Arabic: شعيؾ -٘لايوْ

Scientific name:  Asparagus horridus L.
Synonym name:  Asparagus broussonetii Jacq., Asparagus stipularis Forssk.
Hebrew name:  אספרג ארוך-עלים
Arabic vernacular name:  شعيؾ-٘لاي
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

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Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Woody stems to 60cm
Leaves:  Alternate, smooth to papillose ridges leaf like cladodes, solitary or in facscicles of 2-3, strongly spiny
Flowers:  Cream, yellow
Fruits / pods:  Berry 5.5-8mm, with 1-4 seeds
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Light soils
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Med - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Asparagus horridus,Asparagus broussonetii, Asparagus stipularis, אספרג ארוך-עלים


Derivation of the botanical name:
Asparagus; an ancient Greek name for the plant.
horridus, sticking out, prickly, rough, bristly
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Jacq. is used to indicate Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727–1817), a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forssk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 - 1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist and naturalist.