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General information

Feathered asparagus fern (Asparagus plumosus) is a fast-growing climber native to South Africa. It is a Class 3 declared plant under Queensland legislation.

Scientific name Asparagus plumosus
Impacts
  • smothers native vegetation, especially in dry rainforest
Description
  • a fast-growing plant that can climb up to 5 m
  • has very fine leaves, thorny stems and strong underground rhizomes
  • very similar in appearance and impact to A. africanus
  • produces small black berries that are spread by birds
Declaration details
  • a declared Class 3 species under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002
  • supply or sale prohibited
  • may require removal from environmentally significant areas
Further information

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Author: Sonia Jordan
Page maintained by Sonia Jordan
Last updated 07 September 2007



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