Asparagus officinalis subsp. officinalis L.

Garden asparagus

source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015


GrinTax Asparagus officinalis L.
The Plant list Asparagus officinalis L.
English name Garden asparagus

Crop relationship
Asparagus primary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe not in the northern parts
Asia W-Siberia and Caucasus
Africa naturalized
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ts2miv
Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ts2miv

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information