Asparagus densiflorus (Sprengeri group)
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Asparagus fern
- Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Asparagus densiflorus is moderately salt tolerant.
- Erect, perennial herb; somewhat woody, branches gracefully arching and fern-like; leaves alternate and scale-like, terminal branchlets very narrow, flat, needle-like, in clusters of 3; flowers axillary, drooping, 6-parted, bell-shaped, yellow-green; fruit a bright red berry
- South Africa
- Poison Part:
- Berries, contact with plant sap
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Eating of berries may cause gastrointestinal problems. Skin irritation with redness, swelling, and blisters following contact with sap
- Toxic Principle:
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape
NCCES plant id: 977