Scientific Name Asparagus officinalis
Common Name Garden asparagus
Lineage cellular organisms > Viridiplantae > Streptophyta > Streptophytina > Embryophyta > Tracheophyta > Euphyllophyta > Spermatophyta > Magnoliophyta > Mesangiospermae > Liliopsida > Petrosaviidae > Asparagales > Asparagaceae > Asparagoideae > Asparagus
Species Code ASPOF
NCBI ID 4686
Tags Food Plants
External Links NCBI;
Genome Assemblies Aspof.V1

Asparagus officinalis is a highly desired food that also exhibits characteristics that are intrinsically interesting scientifically. A. officinalis is a non-Poaceae monocotyledon plant. Also A. officinalis is dioecious with various agronomic traits showing sex-linked differences. In order to study the basis of gender in plants a genetic map is necessary.