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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Lesser asparagus
Scientific Name
Asparagus acutifolius
Arabic Name
هليون
Transliteration
Halyûn
Description
An evergreen perennial growing to 1.5m with yellow to green flowers; only its young shoots are edible *see picture
Seasonality
Collected in the spring (April-May)
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Bushy and dry sunny places, mainly on limestone --Can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade and requires dry or moist soil **Europe - Mediterranean region
Medical Properties
N/A
Edible Portions
Young shoots
MOC
Eaten cooked in omelets *see recipes
Family
Liliaceae (Asparagaceae)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Asparagus with eggs
 
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