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Common name
asparagus (English), garden asparagus (English), espargo (Portuguese), oranda-kiji-kakushi (Japanese), asperge (French), esparraguera (Spanish), Spargel (German), espárrago (Spanish)
Asparagus caspius , Hohen.
Asparagus longifolius , Fisch. ex Steud.
Asparagus officinalis , var. caspius (Hohen.) Asch. & Graebn.
Asparagus officinalis , subsp. officinalis
Asparagus polyphyllus , Steven ex Ledeb.
Similar species
Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is described as a persistant weed of cultivated land in its introduced range. It is found growing in waste places and along roadsides. It is classified as invasive in New Zealand and the Galapagos islands.\n

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2023) Species profile: Asparagus officinalis. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1783 on 02-12-2023.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Asparagus officinalis
  • afghanistan
  • albania
  • algeria
  • armenia
  • austria
  • azerbaijan
  • belarus
  • belgium
  • bulgaria
  • china
  • czech republic
  • denmark
  • ex-yugoslavia
  • france
  • georgia
  • germany
  • greece
  • hungary
  • iran, islamic republic of
  • italy
  • kazakhstan
  • lebanon
  • moldova, republic of
  • mongolia
  • morocco
  • netherlands
  • poland
  • portugal
  • romania
  • russian federation
  • spain
  • switzerland
  • syrian arab republic
  • tunisia
  • turkey
  • ukraine
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5 references found for Asparagus officinalis

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Asparagus officinalis L.
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=42784 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2007. Asparagus officinalis L., Asparagaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/asparagus_officinalis.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
USDA, NRCS, 2010. Asparagus officinalis L. garden asparagus. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Summary: Available from: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASOF [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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Asparagus officinalis
asparagus, garden asparagus, espargo, oranda-kiji-kakushi, asperge, esparraguera, Spargel, espárrago
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Recommended citation
(2023). Asparagus officinalis. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).