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Asparagus Family: Asparagaceae

This family consists of monocots – easily identifiable by the parallel rather than branching veins in their leaves. The family typically has three sepals and three petals that are similar in size and color plus six stamens and a three-part stigma. Although  similar to members of the Lily family, genetic evidence has forced taxonomists to place this group in its own family. Members of this family include asparagus, hostas, lily-of-the-valley, Canada mayflower, solomon’s seal, and solomon’s plume.

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