TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Asparagus officinalisL.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted no accepted
Common Asparagus, Garden Asparagus

Asparagaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Rich gravelly grassy slopes and hillsides, and by roads ; frequent. Escaped from cultivation: Spencer; roadside n. of L. V. R. R. station, Ithaca; rocks above Beebe Lake, and above Forest Home ; and elsewhere ; frequent on the lake shore from Lake Ridge to Ludlowville Sta. (D.). Native of Eu.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Asparagus officinalis (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, along railroad track, 18 May 1919, Bailey (BH 23354);
 Ithaca, road toward Buttermilk Falls, 8 Sep 1875, Dudley (BH 23351);
 Ithaca, above Forest Home, Fall Creek, dry bank of creek, 12 Sep 1915, Eames & MacDaniels 3719 (BH 23350);
 Ithaca, along road north of Lehigh Valley Railroad Station, moist waste soil, 4 Aug 1915, Eames & MacDaniels 3718 (BH 23349);
 Perry City Road, ca. 2 km west of NYS Rte. 96, disturbed roadside, gradient from wet drainage ditch to south facing slope. Dense herb layer with Solidago graminifolia and Rosa canina, Herb ca. 1.5 m tall, red berries, 30 Sep 1983, Field 34 (BH 23355);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine and Vicinity, above Beebe Lake, in rock crevice, 18 Jun 1913, Palmer 304 (BH 23352);
 Town of Dryden, near intersection of Rte. 13 and Irish Settlement Road, roadside, 23 Jun 1972, Wesley FRW1333 (BH 23353);

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