Asparagus palaestinus, Asparagus lownei,
Hebrew: אספרג ארץ-ישראלי, Arabic: هليون فلسطيني

Scientific name:  Asparagus palaestinus Baker
Synonym name:  Asparagus lownei Baker
Common name:  Asparagus
Hebrew name:   אספרג ארץ-ישראלי
Arabic name:  هليون فلسطيني
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

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Life form:  Vine
Stems:  Woody stems
Leaves:  Alternate, scale
Flowers:  Cream
Fruits / pods:  Berry with 1-4 seeds
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Asparagus palaestinus, אספרג ארץ-ישראלי

Derivation of the botanical name:
Asparagus; an ancient Greek name for the plant.
palaestinus, from Palestine.
The Hebrew word: אספרג, asparag, transliteration from Greek asparagus
  • The standard author abbreviation Baker is used to indicate John Gilbert Baker (1834 – 1920), an English botanist.