Plant ID forum: Asparagus Fern (Asparagus setaceus)

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Musicgirl2222
Apr 2, 2015 10:19 AM CST
I have this plant that i rescued from lowes on the discount table it had no tag i don't what it is but would love to know. I've had it for about three years now.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Apr 2, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Welcome!

Wow, very cool. I have never seen anything like that before.

What zone are you? Does it over winter outside or do you bring it in?
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 2, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Welcome Welcome! to ATP, and hope we can help here, but I have questions:

Does it bloom? A picture of flowers is often easier to ID than just the plant. Also a close-up of the leaves will help.

Do the stems twine around the stakes, or are they just there for support?

If it twines, it might be one of the fine-leafed varieties of morning glory, like quamoclit. It would have little red trumpet-shaped flowers all summer, then seed itself. IF not, I'd say it's some type of fern.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 2, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Asparagus Fern? Shrug!
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Frillylily
Apr 2, 2015 10:41 AM CST
its a lipstick vine

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Frillylily
Apr 2, 2015 10:44 AM CST
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Horntoad
Apr 2, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Looks a lot like a Japanese Climbing Fern. If it is, it is considered very invasive.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 2, 2015 10:51 AM CST
I think we need a closer look at the leaves and stem.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Apr 2, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Does it have small thorns scattered along the stems? It could be Asparagus setaceus/Protoasparagus setaceus commonly called Plumosa Asparagus fern. It is a member of the lily family.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/P/prot_set.cfm

http://www.easybloom.com/plantlibrary/plant/plumosa-fern
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Apr 2, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Agree with Jean, Asparagus setaceus, Climbing Asparagus-Fern.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus_setaceus

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...
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Frillylily
Apr 2, 2015 11:46 AM CST
It is my understanding per the Missouri Botanical site that the asparagus fern has white flowers. OP did not say if hers has blooms? or the color

edited to say, I thought the OP said it had red blooms, that is why I am thinking lipstick vine. I guess the bloom color is what will nail this down.
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Musicgirl2222
Apr 2, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Ok looked it up it looks like it is the asparagus fern only thing is mine seems to be more of a vine hence the trellis. Thank you all for the input!
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Metrosideros
Apr 2, 2015 12:41 PM CST
Definitely a vine, hence the name Climbing Asparagus-Fern.

They are terrible weeds in Hawai'i, as birds eat the red berries and spread them around. They are difficult to remove when mature as they produce a strong perennial root and have stiff prickles on the vine that will cut easily.

If you are in a warm zone, best to remove the fruit after it flowers to prevent it from being spread.

Musicgirl2222
Apr 2, 2015 1:23 PM CST
I keep it as a indoor plant im in i think zone 7 so it wouldn't live outside only in the summer
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Moonhowl
Apr 2, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Firstly, Welcome! to ATP Musicgirl2222. Glad we were able to help. The stems can get as long as 10+ feet, so the trellis is necessary.

FrillyLily, Elaine asked if the plant had red blooms, Musicgirl2222, did not say whether it had flowers or not.

Celia offered up the Asparagus fern ID, Thumbs up I merely questioned whether it had thorns in order to corroborate her ID and provide a link to info.
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Zencat
Apr 2, 2015 2:12 PM CST
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plantladylin
Apr 2, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Musicgirl2222, Welcome! to All Things Plants from me too!

I agree with the ID given of Plumosa Fern (Asparagus setaceus) I grow that one as a container plant because I worry of it's invasiveness and wouldn't want it to take over like the Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri') does here in my area.
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Musicgirl2222
Apr 2, 2015 4:09 PM CST
To answer the questions yes it has thorns which i found out the hard way. Also as of now i haven't seen and buds or blooms on it.
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Moonhowl
Apr 2, 2015 7:24 PM CST
Yeah, the thorns are ,from what I understand, the true leaves....and they are vicious and sharp as razor blades. Grumbling

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