Plant Identification Database:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Order: Asparagales; Class: Monocotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Asparagaceae: LV: simple, entire, o. scale-like, parallel venation; FL: 6 parts, imbricate, u. inconspicuous, 6 stamens, 1pistel, 3 styles, ovary superior; FR: u. berry, seeds globose; ST: rhizome; EC:
simple, o. scale-like entire Parallel venation 3 parts; 6 parts, imbricate; S: Identical to petals White; Yellow; Orange; Red; Pink; Blue; Violet; Green; Brown Panicle, Terminal u. inconspicuous S: 6 stamens; P: 1, 3 styles; O: superior u. berry, seeds globose R: rhizome Asparagaceae: LV: simple, entire, o. scale-like, parallel venation; FL: 6 parts, imbricate, u. inconspicuous, 6 stamens, 1pistel, 3 styles, ovary superior; FR: u. berry, seeds globose; ST: rhizome; EC:
Wild asparagus Asparagus officinalis Asparagus Basal >1" Stem raw Wild asparagus Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus Asparagus officinalis cultivar Asparagus Foliage, Harold Feinstein Asparagus Asparagus officinalis cultivar
Clintonia Clintonia borealis Clintonia Whole, Oblong Entire Parallel venation Yellow Blue Forest Clintonia Clintonia borealis
Wild lily-of-the-valley Maianthemum canadense Maianthemum Parallel venation P: 4 White Terminal cylindrical cluster Forest Hancock woods Wild lily-of-the-valley Maianthemum canadense Canada mayflower
Solomon's-seal Polygonatum biflorum Polygonatum Sessile Oblong Parallel venation 6 parts Yellow Axillary; Drooping >1' Stem raw; root cooked Forest Solomon's-seal Polygonatum biflorum
False solomon's-seal Smilacina racemosa Smilacina Sessile Oblong Parallel venation 6 parts White Panicle, Terminal Berry Brown Stem raw False solomon's-seal Smilacina racemosa
Starry false solomon's-seal Smilacina stellata Smilacina Alternate, Sessile Whole, Lanceolate Entire A: Acute; B: Obtuse >1", Parallel venation 6 parts White Raceme, Terminal <1", Spring; Summer Berry (several-seeded, inner & outer fleshy, pulpy) Green; Black (stripes) <1"; >1" Herb, >1', Erect Zig zag Coastal; Forest Cape Cod - Audubon Starry false solomon's-seal Smilacina stellata Star-flowered solomon's seal
Rosy twisted-stalk Streptopus roseus Streptopus Forest Rosy twisted-stalk Streptopus roseus
Purple trillium Trillium erectum Trillium Parallel venation Forest Purple trillium Trillium erectum Wake-robin
Large-flowered trillium Trillium grandiflorum Trillium Parallel venation Large-flowered trillium Trillium grandiflorum
Painted trillium Trillium undulatum Trillium Parallel venation Forest Painted trillium Trillium undulatum
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION