Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)
Family: Liliaceae (Lily)

Asparagus is an escaped, non-native species that is most commonly found along irrigation ditches. Young shoots of asparagus are broken off shortly after they emerge from the ground and eaten as a vegetable. The mature plant grows up to four feet tall and is wispy with long, narrow stems and branches and narrow leaves. Flowers are yellowish white. Fruits are red berries.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  May - June
Origin:  Introduced
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers