Family: Asparagus [Asparagaceae]


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Asparagus

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Convallaria

Cordyline

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Hyacinthus

Hyacinthoides

Muscari

Maianthemum

Ornithogalum

Polygonatum

Reineckea

Ruscus

Scilla

Yucca

The genus Asparagus was formerly in the Lily Family.

The Genus Chionodoxa is now called Genus Scilla and remains within the Asparagaceae Family.

Some taxonomists now put Garden Asparagus and Wild Asparagus in the Asperagaceae Family a brand new Family, but not everyone agrees. Some leave it be in its original Lily Family.

The Asparagaceae Family has now subsumed several sub-families:

  • Agavaceae (Agave)
  • Convalariaceae (Lily-of-the-Valley)
  • Dracaenaceae (Dragon's-blood Trees)
  • Hyacinthaceae (Hyancinth)
  • Laxmanniaceae (Cabbage-Palm)
  • Ruscaceae (Butcher's-Broom)
  • Themidaceae



[ASPARAGUS] Asparagus

Garden Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Photo: © RWD



[CONVALLARIA] Lily-of-the-Valley

Lily-of-the-Valley. (Convallaria majalis) Photo: © RWD



[YUCCA] Spanish-Daggers

Spanish Dagger (Yucca gloriosa) Photo: © RWD



[CORDYLINE] Cabbage-Palm

Cabbage Palm (Cordyline australis) Photo: © RWD



[HYACINTHOIDES] Bluebells

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Photo: © RWD



[SCILLA] Squills

Chionodoxa is a sub-genus of the Scilla genus. Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-Snow) flowers differ from Squills in that their anthers grow from the top of the corolla tube whereas in Squills they grow from the base of the flower where the petals of both grow from.

Spring Squill (Scilla verna) Photo: © RWD

Autumn Squill (Scilla autumnalis) Photo: (CC by 2.0) Geoff Toone

Pyrenean Squill (Scilla liliohyacinthus) Photo: © Hester Coley

Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) Photo: © RWD

Alpine Squill (Scilla bifolia) Photo: © Dawn Nelson

Glory-of-the-Snow (Scilla forbesii) Photo: © RWD

Boissier's Glory-of-the-Snow (Scilla luciliae) Photo: © RWD



[MUSCARI] Grape-Hyacinths

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum) Photo: © Dawn Nelson

Garden Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) Photo: © RWD



[POLYGONATUM] Solomon's-Seals

Garden Solomon's-Seal (Polygonatum × hybridum) Photo: © RWD

Angular Solomon's-Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) Photo: © RWD

Solomon's-Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum) Photo: © RWD



[ORNITHOGALUM] Star-of-Bethlehems

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum ssp. campestre) Photo: © RWD

Spiked Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum pyrenaicum) Photo: © Sue Hill



[RUSCUS] Butcher's-Broom

Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) Photo: © Dawn Nelson

Family: Asparagus [Asparagaceae]

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