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  Asparagus - New World Encyclopedia
Asparagus is the name a genus of plants within the flowering plant family Asparagaceae, as well as a type of vegetable obtained from one species within the genus Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis.
Asparagus is a genus of plants in the family Asparagaceae, an angiosperm family that is not universally recognized, as often the plants involved are treated as belonging to the family Liliaceae (Lily family).
Asparagus can be grown from seeds, but is more commonly grown by purchasing three to four year old roots or "rhizomes." The rhizomes are also commonly referred to as "crowns." The edible stalks are harvested in the early spring and then allowed to continue their growing cycle through out the summer and fall.
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 Vegetables Ingredients and Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Asparagus is a type of vegetable obtained from one species within the genus Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis.
Fastidious cooks scrape asparagus stalks with a vegetable peeler, stroking away from the head, and refresh them in ice-cold water before steaming them; the peel is often added back to the cooking water and removed only after the asparagus is done, this is supposed to prevent diluting the flavor.
Asparagus is one of few foods which is considered acceptable to eat with the hands in polite company, although this is more common in Europe.
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  Asparagus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asparagus is the name of a vegetable obtained from one species within the genus Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis.
Fastidious cooks scrape asparagus stalks with a vegetable peeler, stroking away from the head, and refresh them in ice-cold water before steaming them; the peel is often added back to the cooking water and removed only after the asparagus is done, this is supposed to prevent diluting the flavor.
Asparagus is one of few foods which is considered acceptable to eat with the hands in polite company, although this is more common in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asparagus   (962 words)

  
 Asparagus (genus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asparagus is the name of a genus of plants, a member of the family Asparagaceae (formerly placed in the Liliaceae).
Asparagus asparagoides (= Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) - Smilax, African Asparagus Fern, (Austr.) Bridal Creeper
Asparagus setaceus (= Protasparagus setaceus) - Fern Asparagus, Lace Fern
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Asparagus was one of the allergens implicated in occupational allergy to aniseed associated with rhinoconjunctivitis and gastrointestinal symptoms as confirmed by positive response to skin prick test.
Asparagus racemosus reversed the effects of cisplatin on gastric emptying and normalized cisplatin induced intestinal hypermotility, using the model of cisplatin induced alterations in gastrointestinal motility.
Asparagus spears were subjected to typical domestic processing and the consequences on the antioxidant capacity of the tissues were evaluated with the beta-carotene bleaching method.
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 Asparagus - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more
Tall cylindrical asparagus cooking pots have liners with handles and perforated bases to make this process foolproof.
Fastidious cooks scrape asparagus stalks with a vegetable peeler, stroking away from the head, and refresh them in ice-cold water before steaming them.
Asparagus is one of few foods which is acceptable to eat with the hands, although this is more common in Europe.
www.recipes24.net /encyclopedia/a/asparagus.html   (439 words)

  
 Asparagus densiflorus
Asparagus densiflorus grows in the coastal areas in the southeastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in a wide range of habitats, from coastal dunes to open rocky places or woods.
The genus name of Asparagus is thought to be derived from the Greek Asparagos for the cultivated asparagus and is possibly derived from 'a-'- intensive and sparassa - to tear, referring to the sharp spines of many species.
Asparagus densiflorus grows in most soils and is fairly drought tolerant, but does much better in soil which is rich in organic matter and is watered regularly.
www.plantzafrica.com /plantab/asparagdens.htm   (999 words)

  
 Fern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ferns of the genus Azolla, which are very small, floating plants that do not look like ferns, called mosquito fern, are used as a biological fertilizer in the rice paddies of southeast Asia, taking advantage of their ability to fix nitrogen from the air into compounds that can then be used by other plants.
"Asparagus fern" - This may apply to one of several species of the monocot genus Asparagus, which are flowering plants.
"Sweetfern" - This is a shrub of the genus Comptonia.
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 MSN Encarta - Lily
Another important genus, the onion genus, contains about 700 species, usually with bulbs or corms underground and long, slender leaves starting at the ground (basal leaves).
Asparagus fern is another species grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage and for its pretty red berries.
Yams are edible tubers of several cultivated species of the family's representative genus.
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 Asparagus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Best known is the garden asparagus, Asparagus officinalis, cultivated as a green vegetable for its succulent spring stalks.
Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is cultivated for its succulent stalks.
Garden asparagus is cultivated in most temperate and subtropical parts of the world, particularly in France, Italy, and...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9009888?tocId=9009888   (702 words)

  
 asparagus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
As in the other species of this Old World genus of succulent plants, the stems are green and function as leaves, while the leaves themselves are reduced to small scales.
The tender shoots of asparagus are cut and eaten in the spring.
Asparagus is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Liliales, family Liliaceae.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Asparagus
Asparagus, common name for about 50 to 60 species of herbs of the lily family, and for their representative genus.
Garden lettuce, which has been cultivated since the time of the ancient Greeks, is a hardy annual herb.
Cowpeas are sprawling or twining herbs with triple leaves and with pods 20 to 30 cm (8 to...
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 MSN Encarta - Lily
In the asparagus genus, the leaves are reduced to tiny scales, and the needlelike “leaves” are actually highly modified branches.
The hardy plants are often potted outdoors, and the juice from the leaves has medicinal uses.
Asparagus is classified as Asparagus officinalis and asparagus fern as Asparagus setaceus.
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 Asparagus --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Asparagus will thrive in soils too salty for other crops, but acid soils are to be avoided.
The asparagus cutting season varies from 2 to 12 weeks, depending on age of the plantation and on climate.
This white asparagus is prized for its tenderness and delicate flavour.
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 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: The Asparagus Pea—A Wonderfully Frolicsome Legume
The asparagus pea is one of the prettiest vegetables on the planet.
Asparagus pea is a scrambling, herbaceous annual legume endemic to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, where it is a common spring-blooming wildflower in field and scrub.
Asparagus pea couldn't be easier to cultivate, needing just average moisture, full sun, and standard soil to succeed.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/kitchen/2004su_asparaguspea.html   (883 words)

  
 asparagus fern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although commonly called asparagus fern, this plant is actually a member of the huge lily family.
Asparagus fern is an evergreen perennial with 2-6'-long, arching, light green stems that look like feathery leaves.
Asparagus fern is killed to the ground by light freezes, but recovers quickly.
www.kubepak.com /asparagus_fern.htm   (384 words)

  
 Aristolochia - Asphodelus -- Plant Delights Nursery Catalog Page 12
Outside of the edible Asparagus officinalis, the genus Asparagus has been largely considered tropical houseplants.
We are continuing to experiment as we find asparagus to be very durable in the garden while providing a nice airy textural contrast to the bolder elements of the garden.
Asparagus virgatus is a wonderful winter-hardy garden addition where an airy texture in sun is needed.
www.plantdelights.com /Catalog/Current/page12.html   (2200 words)

  
 Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly)
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is recommended in Ayurvedic texts for prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and as a galactogogue.
The genus Asparagus has been recently moved from the subfamily Asparagae in the family Liliaceae to a newly created family Asparagaceae.
The Asparagus genus is considered to be of medicinal importance because of the presence of steroidal saponins and sapogenins in various parts of the plant.
www.bioline.org.br /request?ms03025   (2246 words)

  
 asparagus on Encyclopedia.com
ASPARAGUS [asparagus] perennial garden vegetable (Asparagus officinalis) of the family Liliaceae (lily family), native to the E Mediterranean area and now naturalized over much of the world.
Roasting asparagus brings out a delectable flavor and it can be tossed onto a sandwich with fresh mozzarella..
Asparagus, which packs fiber, potassium and many vitamins, has enjoyed a healthful reputation for more than 2,500 years.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a1/asparagu.asp   (1060 words)

  
 Asparagus -- The Culinary Vegetable
Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis.
Another thing worth mentioning with asparagus is that some of its constituents are metabolised and excreted in the
Asparagus as a vegetable is widely grown around villages near
www.edinformatics.com /culinaryarts/food_encyclopedia/asparagus.htm   (401 words)

  
 Victoria Island Farms Asparagus Recipes
All asparagus sold by Victoria Island Farms is grown, harvested and packed on Victoria Island, and is shipped fresh to markets around the world within hours of its harvest.
The asparagus growing in the field at left is cut and packed the same day and sent on its way to markets around the USA and around the world.
Asparagus is a genus of the lily family, which also includes onion, garlic, gladiolus and tulips.
www.victoriaisland.net /recipes   (427 words)

  
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We sell this plant as Asparagus plumosus but it is also commonly called Asparagus setaceus.
It is not really a fern at all, but an ornamental member of the Asparagus genus.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' are excellent as indoor plants and outside in hanging baskets or planted straight into the ground.
dwp.bigplanet.com /agnursery/houseplants/index.nhtml   (475 words)

  
 asparagus. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
The history of the word asparagus is a good illustration of one of the peculiarities of English etymology—one found in few other languages.
Botanists were familiar with the proper Latin version asparagus, and their use of that term together with the efforts of the etymologists caused the Latin form to become more widespread, eventually supplanting sperage.
Thus, it is difficult to say whether the Modern English word asparagus is a direct continuation of Middle English sperage or a borrowing directly from Latin, a difficulty one encounters with hundreds of other words whose spellings and even pronunciations were Latinized during this time.
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 ScienceDaily: Asparagus vegetable
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 PlantFiles: Detailed information on Asparagus Fern, Sprenger Asparagus 'Sprengeri' (Asparagus densiflorus)
Her plant is a little yellowed and isn't very bushy; it looks like an asparagus plant (the kind you eat), and the needles aren't very close together.
The asparagus fern made a nice impenetrable groundcover under the shade of the two huge old trees near the road.
Asparagus Fern is extremely invasive in South Florida.
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 Stem Vegetable Photos
he edible portions of garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), a member of the lily family (Liliaceae), are the tender shoots before they have produced leafy branches.
In the genus Asparagus the true leaves are reduced to inconspicuous scales.
A field of garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and close-up view of several tender shoots bearing scalelike leaves.
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 Asparagus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This is the only genus in the family Asparagaceae and has about 120 species, distributed through Africa, Europe and Asia, and has also been introduced to Australia.
The asparagus vegetable that we eat is derived from young shoots of Asparagus officinalis (asparagus).
Jessop, J. The genus Asparagus in southern Africa.
www.museums.org.za /bio/plants/asparagaceae/asparagus.htm   (133 words)

  
 Lily Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Fairy Bells and Fairy Lanterns: The Genus Disporum (formerly Prosartes) -
False Solomon Plumes and False Lilies-of-the-valley: The Genus Maianthemum -
Cluster Lilies: The Genus Triteleia (formerly Brodiaea) -
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 asparagus
gave directions for growing asparagus similar to those in a modern manual of agriculture.
The feathery sprays of the mature garden asparagus are sometimes used by florists, but more popular for decorative purposes are other plants of the same genus—the asparagus fern (
smilax - smilax, common name for a florists' plant of two separate genera (Asparagus and Smilax), both of...
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