James Waddick
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:31:58 PST
>Here in Oceanside, CA.  I grow the following asparagus: 
>aethiopicus, africanus, asparagoides, densiflorus, denudatus, 
>falcatus, minutiflorus, plumosus, racemosus, retrofractus, 
>setaceous, suaveolens, and virgatus.  Joe

Dear Joseph,
	Wow. I am impressed. I think Asparagus is certainly 'meat' 
for this group since it has enlarged storage roots and in a definite 
target family.

	I don't even know half of these, but I'll be warming up Google soon.

	I'd love to get A. asparagoides and hope  Richard can share 
some seeds with the Seed Ex. when they over run his garden.

	One of my plant hunting regrets  was that I failed to get 
seed of Asparagus gobicus a miniature semi shrubby Asparagus I found 
growing on the edge of the Gobi Desert in Gansu Province China over 
15 years ago. I am sure I could find it again if anyone wants to fund 
a trip there.

	I hope you'll share pix of these interesting species. 
	Thanks.		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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