Stalked by Wild Asparagus

Foraging for wild asparagus is a matter of knowing exactly what an asparagus plant—wild or domesticated—looks like at each stage of its life cycle. If you don't know, you'll probably have trouble finding it.



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Wild asparagus is good eating, whether you just boil and butter the stalks or bake them into a pie.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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A young shoot of wild asparagus.
JOHN E. TRAISTER
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Mature dead stalks mark the location where new stalks will grow in spring.
JOHN E. TRAISTER

















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