The plant is a source of a nutritious starch that can be used like salep (which is obtained from various species of orchid)
. The part of the plant that is used is not specified but is most likely to be the root[K]. To make salep, the root is dried and ground into a powder[K].
The young shoots are probably edible, used like asparagus[K].
There are no material uses listed for Asparagus adscendens.
The roots are demulcent, diaphoretic, galactogogue and stimulant
. They are useful in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery and general debility
Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 25°c
. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer[K].
Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Easily grown in any good garden soil. Prefers a rich sandy loam.
Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Asparagus adscendens. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Asparagus adscendens.
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