Ornithogalum pyrenaicum

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Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Bath asparagus clouts wood.jpg
Flowering Bath asparagus in Clout's Wood, Wroughton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Tribe: Ornithogaleae
Genus: Ornithogalum
Species: O. pyrenaicum
Binomial name
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum

Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, also called Prussian asparagus, wild asparagus, Bath asparagus, Pyrenees star of Bethlehem, or spiked star of Bethlehem, is a plant whose young flower shoots may be eaten as a vegetable, similar to asparagus.

The common name Bath asparagus comes from the fact it was once abundant near the city of the same name in England.[1]


  1. ^ Junker, Karan (2007). Gardening with Woodland Plants. Timber Press. p. 271. ISBN 0-88192-821-6. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 

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