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Mar 14, 2018 6:53 AM CST
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Hi folks, I tip my hat to you.

I found this little fella a few weeks ago and I'm not sure what to label it. I can tell it's an Asparagus Fern (I see the little asparagus shoots when they emerge from the soil), but I'm not sure which one. Confused

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Mar 14, 2018 2:16 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Did you find it at a garden center or growing wild? It looks like a juvenile Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')
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Mar 14, 2018 2:29 PM CST
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I found it at a... hmm, I'm not sure what to call it. Hilarious! It's kinda like Michaels, but they also sell food and furniture. They occasionally get plants in and I found this guy with along with a 'Plumosa' asparagus.

Do baby 'Sprengeri' ferns have such thin needles? I was wondering that myself, but I didn't know if the needles on the babies were so thin.

Edit: Hmm. The needles on these babies look wider than on mine.
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Mar 14, 2018 2:42 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
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I guess I'd call it Suzy or Tom.
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Mar 14, 2018 2:51 PM CST
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gasrocks said:I guess I'd call it Suzy or Tom.


Funny. Hilarious!
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Mar 14, 2018 3:12 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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As she so often does, Lin has correctly identified your Asparagus Fern.
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Mar 14, 2018 3:32 PM CST
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Ooh. Is there a reason there a reason te needles are so thin? Big Grin
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Mar 14, 2018 4:11 PM CST
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By thin, are you referring to their density on the stem, the closeness to each other? Their width from side to side? Their girth between top & bottom?
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Mar 14, 2018 4:58 PM CST
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As Lin stated, it is juvenile, meaning it is not fully matured yet so the needles are not as thick. I'm not sure I understand your concern here.
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Mar 14, 2018 5:19 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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If it came from a store that sells food among other things, I wonder if it might be a variety of Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
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Mar 14, 2018 5:31 PM CST
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purpleinopp said:By thin, are you referring to their density on the stem, the closeness to each other? Their width from side to side? Their girth between top & bottom?


Width side to side. They're about the thickness of a small needle, not flat like the sprengeri I'm used to.
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Mar 14, 2018 5:34 PM CST
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plantladylin said:If it came from a store that sells food among other things, I wonder if it might be a variety of Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)


Looking it up on Google, some of the pictures do look very similiar! I see the needle like fronds in those pictures.

Edit: I'll see when it blooms (if it ever blooms...) if it matches that of Asparagus officinalis
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Mar 14, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I googled for Asparagus offinialis seedling images and these popped up:
https://gobotany.newenglandwil...
http://image1.gardenersworld.c...
http://minneflora.com/classify...
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Mar 14, 2018 5:47 PM CST
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Very similiar! Big Grin It's definitely not something I've seen before. I've had plumosa, the foxtail cultivar, and sprengeri before and this one had me stumped!

I'm going to sabe that name and see if it blooms, what the flowers show up like. It looks like that particular one blooms off the main stem, so that should be pretty obvious! nodding
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