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Asparagus capensis

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
Flower shape
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Tuberose-scented
  Flower info
  One or two star-shaped white flowers at the tip of each spur-shoot, the tepals and stamens spreading.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Needle-like false leaves mostly in clusters of 5.
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit a fleshy berry.
 
 
Description EDIT
Erect, spiny shrub to 1m, with spines in 3s.
The stems brush-like with whorls of short shoots bearing needle-like false leaves.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Widespread on stony, often clay slopes from southern Namibia to the Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
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References

 
  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  
 
 

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