The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 19

Asparagus acutifolius English: Wild asparagus Spanish: Esparraguera de monte Estonian: Looduslik spargel Asparagus acutifolius reaches on average 30–70 centimetres (12–28 in) of height. The stems have much-branched feathery foliage. Portuguese: Espargos selvagens It is in leaf in January and it is in flower from August to September Albanian: Espargos selvagens In the Mediterranean this plant is quite common. Turkish: Yabani kuşkonmaz It can be found on roads, on dry and sunny grounds. Flowers It is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is not self-fertile. Leaves The "leaves" are in fact needle-like modified stems.