Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

Common Name: Asparaguses or Behnias or Dragontrees or Hostas or Lilyofthevallies or Woolseeds

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Wild asparagus, Katbos

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 26th April 2015
Added: 27th April 2015
Identifications:1
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asp.

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Stellenbosch mountain
Observed: 25th April 2015
Added: 27th April 2015
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Description:

one of the only green things after the Fire in Feb.

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Creeper

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Location: Finsbury Estate
Observed: 23rd April 2015
Added: 26th April 2015
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Description:

A small, delicate creeper common in riparian bush

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little white flowers

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By: _Hoverfly
Location: on Circular Drive
Observed: 20th April 2015
Added: 21st April 2015
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One of the first shrubs after the burn with little white flowers

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Asparagus lignosus eight weeks after fire

Asparagus lignosus
By: Andy Selfe
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Near Elgin Grabouw Country Club
Observed: 19th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Mother-in-law's tongue

Mother-in-law's tongue
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Spiky mother-in-law's tongue

Spiky mother-in-law's tongue
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Quick resprouter

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Location: Lower Slopes of Spitskop TMNP
Observed: 6th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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One of the first species to resprout, and already starting to flower 6 weeks after the fire.

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Asparagus striatus

 Asparagus striatus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Raptor Ridge
Observed: 6th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus retrofractus

 Asparagus retrofractus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Roderick Hill, Bloemfontein
Observed: 6th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Sansevieria

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By: albrecht@saeon.ac.za
Location: Thomas Baines
Observed: 6th February 2008
Added: 14th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus densiflorus

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By: outramps
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Location: Robberg
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 14th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum - Somerset West

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By: carina l
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Location: Westridge park, Somerset West
Observed: 5th October 2014
Added: 10th April 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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White stars

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By: Jannie Groenewald
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 9th April 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island, Sedgefield, South Africa
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:2
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Greystem Asparagus

Greystem Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Warmwaterberg - hotwater springs inner trail
Observed: 10th August 2014
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Cottonseeds

Cottonseeds
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Warmwaterberg - southeast ridge ascent
Observed: 9th August 2014
Added: 4th April 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Eriospermum multifidum

Eriospermum multifidum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: NE of Kotzesrus
Observed: 23rd August 2011
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

highly divided enations on top of small leaf; note that the large leaf to the right and behind is not part of the plant at all -that's an Amaryllid

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Asparagus

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By: FR de Villiers
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Soetdoring Nature Reserve
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 3rd April 2015
Identifications:2
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Asparagus

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By: ValerieRobinson
Location: Botrivier
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 2nd April 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

A thorny shrub that appeared after the fire in February. There are a lot of them growing now.

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Fire Asparagus Asparagus lignosus

Fire Asparagus flower and leaves
By: Andy Selfe
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Near Elgin Grabouw Country Club
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Asparagus lignosus 2½ weeks after a fire

Asparagus lignosus
By: Andy Selfe
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Near Elgin Grabouw Country Club
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 19th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Katdoring

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By: Jannie Groenewald
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Location: Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 19th March 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Asparagus scandens

Asparagus scandens
By: jillblignaut
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Langeberg Survey: 40SH Stonehaven Boundary Kloof
Observed: 16th September 2010
Added: 17th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum sp.

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum sp.

Eriospermum sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Asparagus burchellii

 Asparagus burchellii
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Camferskloof
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus-like plant emerging post-fire in Noordhoek (adjoining Silvermine Nature Reserve)

Emerging post-fire on the Noordhoek mountainside
By: AndreaMills
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Looks like edible asparagus!

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Asparagus striatus

Asparagus striatus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Gamkapoort Dam
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 10th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Plant at Ndumo

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By: scottnramsay
Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed: 28th April 2014
Added: 9th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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