Asparagus officinalis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyAsparagaceae
Family (Traditional)Asparagaceae
GenusAsparagus
SpeciesAsparagus officinalis L.
Common Namegarden asparagus
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5? (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Asparagus officinalis subsp. officinalis Asparagus officinalis subsp. officinalis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bath (KY), Boyle (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carroll (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Daviess (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Kenton (KY), Larue (KY), Laurel (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), McLean (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Marion (KY), Menifee (KY), Mercer (KY), Nelson (KY), Ohio (KY), Oldham (KY), Pendleton (KY), Pike (KY), Rowan (KY), Shelby (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Warren (KY), Washington (KY), Woodford (KY), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carroll (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Haywood (TN), Houston (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lincoln (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Weakley (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100039831 Ballard Kentucky 10 Aug 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
6155
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040060 Madison Kentucky 09 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-402
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040102 McLean Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7296
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039971 Hickman Kentucky 29 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5559
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039948 Franklin Kentucky 30 Jul 1981 John MacGregor
FR-522
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039997 Jessamine Kentucky 02 Jul 1950 Elizabeth M. Browne
4450
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039880 Clark Kentucky 16 Jul 1955 Mary Ruth Beckett
701
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040177 Trigg Kentucky 08 Jul 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7597
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039955 Franklin Kentucky 16 Jul 1956 Mary E. Wharton
10321
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039856 Breckinridge Kentucky 11 Jul 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7814
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040193 Washington Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4512
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039989 Hopkins Kentucky 10 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7401
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040045 Laurel Kentucky 23 Apr 1994 Kim Kipp
14
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040169 Pike Kentucky 09 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8616
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040235 Shelby Tennessee 12 Oct 1978 James R. Browne
7801.1
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040110 Mercer Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4503
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039914 Daviess Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7292
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039864 Carlisle Kentucky 10 Jul 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7666
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100165545 Todd Kentucky 19 May 1975 Ronald L. Jones
409
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040078 Magoffin Kentucky 20 May 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8292
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039898 Clinton Kentucky 07 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-429
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040086 Marion Kentucky 22 Jun 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5805
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039930 Fayette Kentucky 21 May 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4166
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040151 Ohio Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7334
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040136 Nelson Kentucky 28 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5461
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040037 Larue Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7207
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039963 Graves Kentucky 11 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7437
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040144 Ohio Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7334
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040185 Warren Kentucky 16 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4571
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040243 Shelby Tennessee 28 Aug 1967 Elizabeth M. Browne
T-7
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100431939 Boyle Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4509
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039849 Bath Kentucky 27 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
675
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040052 Logan Kentucky 08 Jul 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7591
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039922 Fayette Kentucky 01 Jan 1997 Danny Husband
195
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039872 Carroll Kentucky 09 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4480
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040128 Mercer Kentucky 18 Sep 1978 Johnnie B. Varner
11629
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003073 Madison Kentucky 08 Mar 1999 J. Richard Abbott
12263
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003074 Madison Kentucky 09 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby, Randy L. Mears
OB-402
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003075 Madison Kentucky 18 May 1960 Dan Pittillo
352
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
31973000005148 Grant Kentucky 07 Jun 1994 Thieret, John
57451
KNK
Asparagus officinalis
31973000005147 Kenton Kentucky 17 May 1979 Applegarth, Patrick
856
KNK
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040029 Christian Kentucky 30 Jun 1963 Edward T. Browne
5649
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040003 Jessamine Kentucky 02 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4450
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040094 McCracken Kentucky 10 Aug 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
6125
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040011 Carter Kentucky 01 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10579
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100039906 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
31234100040201 Woodford Kentucky 27 Aug 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4738
EKY
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003076 Madison Kentucky 29 Sep 1988 Ralph L. Thompson
88-2655
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003077 Madison Kentucky 23 May 1987 Ralph L. Thompson
87-504
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003072 Madison Kentucky 07 May 1992 J. Richard Abbott
2058
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
BEREA003078 Madison Kentucky 14 May 2010 Ralph L. Thompson, Katrina Rivers Thompson
10-217
BEREA
Asparagus officinalis
31973000005146 Carroll Kentucky 09 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55085
KNK
Asparagus officinalis
31973000005145 Pendleton Kentucky 13 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2113
KNK
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005776 Pike Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005773 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005777 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005769 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005770 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005772 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067329 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067364 Larue Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067367 McLean Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067312 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067365 Logan Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067361 Hickman Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067356 Carlisle Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067315 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067317 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067328 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067327 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005775 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005771 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
MDKY00005774 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067314 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067306 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067372 Woodford Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067307 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067308 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067331 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067310 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067332 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067370 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067305 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067369 Ohio Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067368 Mercer Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067366 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067325 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067309 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067322 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067355 Breckinridge Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067343 Mercer Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067341 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067363 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067342 Magoffin Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067330 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067357 Carroll Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067321 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067333 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067320 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067324 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067344 Washington Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067360 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067319 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067354 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067313 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067359 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067311 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067326 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067318 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067371 Warren Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067358 Daviess Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005986 Bradley Tennessee 18 Apr 1983 Elizabeth Harris
40
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005985 Bradley Tennessee 04 Oct 1985 D. Houck
2349
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005991 Hamilton Tennessee 13 May 1968 Lynn Koeninger
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005995 Polk Tennessee 10 Aug 1980 Larry G. Wiliams
1301
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005994 Polk Tennessee 23 Aug 1986 Gene S.
2450
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
005999 Polk Tennessee 26 Jun 1997 Anna Maleszyk
075a
BOON
Asparagus officinalis
006000 Carroll Tennessee 09 Jun 1972 Betty Toler Allman
559
BOON
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093120 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025884 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093121 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025888 Todd Kentucky 10 Sep 1980 Edward Chester
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025883 Christian Kentucky 19 Jun 1968
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0091575 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0068989 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0080492 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093111 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093119 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025891 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093115 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067340 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067323 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067316 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
TENN-V-0067362 Hopkins Kentucky
TENN
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005993 Hamilton Tennessee 16 Jun 1977 D. F. Houck
1310
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005990 Hamilton Tennessee 14 Jun 1998 John Beck
2203.1
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005988 Hamilton Tennessee 06 Jul 2010
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
UCHT005989 Hamilton Tennessee Julie Vannerson
95
UCHT
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093118 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025880 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093117 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025878 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025890 Houston Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093112 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025877 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025892 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093116 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025881 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025886 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025879 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002102 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002095 Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002097 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002099 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002091 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002108 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002100 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002094 Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002109 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002093 Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002107 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0025889 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0093113 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
APSC0057066 McCracken Kentucky 01 Jul 2014 Chris Mausert-Mooney
APSC
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002098 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002103 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002089 Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002101 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002105 Humphreys Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002092 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002096 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
MTSU003080 Lincoln Tennessee 29 Apr 2001 Keath Brown
44
MTSU
Asparagus officinalis
UOS06554 Franklin Tennessee 02 Oct 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00242 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002104 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
HTTU002090 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asparagus officinalis
MTSU003079 DeKalb Tennessee 07 Apr 1991 Riki Howard
13
MTSU
Asparagus officinalis
N/A Franklin Tennessee 23 Apr 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00241 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00236 Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00239 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00238 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
UTM00240 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asparagus officinalis
SWMT00466 Tennessee 12 Apr 1957 Clara Ann Marmann
SWMT
Asparagus officinalis
SWMT00467 Tennessee 01 May 1939 Noce Gardner Baird
SWMT
Asparagus officinalis
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