• Common name : Garden Asparagus
• Scientific name : Asparagus officinalis
• Family : Asparagaceae
• Native land : Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor areas
It is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial. It is available from early September to March. An asparagus plant can grow up to 39–59 inches tall. It has stout stems with much-branched feathery foliage. The leaves are needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves. The fruit is a small red berry which is poisonous to humans. Rich in vitamins B and C, calcium, and iron, asparagus is well known as a diuretic and laxative. It is useful to those who have a sedentary lifestyle and suffer from the symptoms of gravel. It has been found very beneficial in cases of dropsy.