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As·par·a·gus

(as-par'ă-gŭs),
A genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. Asparagus officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, were used as a diuretic.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]

As·par·a·gus

(ă-spar'ă-gŭs)
A genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. A. officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, were used as a diuretic.
Synonym(s): sparrowgrass.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]

asparagus (·sparˑ··gs),

n Latin name:
Asparagus officinalis; part used: roots; uses: diuretic, laxative, clearing of sediment from the bladder, urinary tract irritation; precautions: allergies.

as·par·a·gus

(ă-spar'ă-gŭs)
Asparagus officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, have been used as a diuretic.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]
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About Purple Asparagus: Purple Asparagus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that educates children, families and the community about good eating for the body and the planet.
Sightings of purple asparagus in Italy prompted Brian Benson, a West Coast plant scientist, to develop Viola asparagus; Purple Passion, the first variety, is now grown in California's Central Valley.
There's white asparagus, which is white because it is grown under the soil to keep the light out and there's purple asparagus, which is quite tasty, but nothing can touch the green gems grown on our native shores
Varieties: The green kind is best-known, but some markets also carry the sweeter purple asparagus.