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The dense flower from

A young plant.  

Author: Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1983
Origin:  Eswatini, Mozambique, E South Africa
Soil:  Mixed
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Light Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:  Asparagus-Fern, Foxtail Fern, Emerald Fern, Basket Asparagus
Synonyms:  Asparagopsis densiflora, Karl Sigismund  Kunth, 1850.
Asparagus densiflorus
, John Peter Jessop, 1966.
Asparagus myriocladus, Baker.
Asparagus sprengeri,

This member of the Asparagaceae  family was given this name by Anna Amelia Obermeyer in 1983. It is found in Eswatini, Mozambique and eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The rhizomes can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 or even 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink.

The genera name from Greek protos; 'first', and asparagos, 'the asparagus plant'. The species name means 'dense flowered'.

The rhizomes

A fruit