Climbing asparagus

Climbing Asparagus (Asparagus scandens) is another climbing vine that can cause real problems in our native forest. It can cover the forest floor and understory up to 4 m preventing shrubs and trees from establishing. It can also ringbark and kill soft barked plants.

Seeds are spread by birds, and tubers can re-sprout after being spread in dumped vegetation and soil.

We don’t know of any climbing asparagus in the Park, but we know it is present on private land on the western margins, such as at East Wainui, so there is a need to be vigilant. If you do see any please let us know.

 

Climbing asparagus (Asparagus scandens)

Climbing asparagus (Asparagus scandens)

 

Climbing asparagus (Asparagus scandens)

Climbing asparagus (Asparagus scandens)