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Asparagus officinalis L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Asparagaceae (クサスギカズラ), when established

⇒ APG 2009: Asparagaceae separated from Liliaceae
Asparagaceae (s.l.) = Asparagaceae + Agavaceae (リュウゼツラン) + Aphyllanthaceae + Hesperocallidaceae + Hyacinthaceae (ヒアシンス) + Laxmanniaceae + Ruscaceae (スズラン) + Themidaceae
Asparagus L. (クサスギカズラ)
Ca 400 species in the world, mostly in tropical and temperate reigons
A. cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. (クサスギカズラ), Honshu - Kyushu

var. pygmaeus (Makino) Ohwi (タチテンモンドウ), erect at 20-30 cm in height, used for gardening
Syn. A. pygmaeus (Makino) Makino, A. lucidus Lindl. var. pygmaeus Makino

A. kiusianus Makino (ハマタマボウキ), Kyushu and Yamaguchi
A. officinalis L. (オランダキジカクシ): exotic
A. oligoclonos Maxim. (タマボウキ), central Kyushu
A. schoberioides Kunth (キジカクシ), eastern Asia, including Hokkaido

Asparagus officinalis in Hokkaido

Orandakijikakushi (オランダキジカクシ, 阿蘭陀雉隠), edible asparagus
Lifeform: dioecious perennial herb
Distribution: originally in the east Mediterranean (exotic to Japan)
Habitat: ruderal, escaped from crop field

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)

Edible plant: many cultivars
Seed dispersal (種子散布): animal

[1-3] near a house garden at N23/W2, Sapporo City, on October 19 2009. [4] beneath a electric pole at N28/E3, East Ward, Sapporo, on June 3 2015.

Gardening (ornamental foliage plant)

A. setaceus (Kunth) Jessop cv. Nanus (オオミドリボウキ), semi-vine, dense feather-like leafy branches
A. densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop (スギノハカズラ, s.l.)
cv. Sprengeri (スギノハカズラ, s.s.)
cv. Myers, erect at 50 cm in height, branching well
A. asparagoides (L.) Druce (クサナギカズラ), trailing, variegated, broad-leaf

Asparagus densiflorus cv. Sprengeri

Suginohakazura (スギノハカズラ, 杉野葉蔓)
[1-3] at JRA Tokyo Shiodome Winds on December 26 2015.