What is asparagus related to?
Then, what family is asparagus in?
Subsequently, question is, where is asparagus native to? Asparagus. Asparagus, (genus Asparagus), genus of the family Asparagaceae with up to 300 species native from Siberia to southern Africa. Best known is the garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), cultivated as a vegetable for its succulent spring stalks. Several African species are grown as ornamental plants.
Also, what part of asparagus is poisonous?
Young shoots of asparagus are only somewhat toxic to humans when raw. In most cases, they will only cause a mild reaction, according to North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service. When cooked, the toxicity of the edible part of the plant disappears.
Why is asparagus a stem?
Asparagus plants are dioecious which means that the male and female flowers are borne on different plants. Asparagus grows from an underground root system of fleshy storage roots attached to an underground stem called a rhizome and small feeder roots that absorb nutrients and water.