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Asparagus, garden vegetable (Asparagus officinalis) of the lily family, a perennial plant cultivated for its tender stalks. A well-tended asparagus bed may yield heavy crops for as long as 20 years. The main asparagus-growing areas in the U.S. are California and New Jersey. One variety of asparagus is grown for its attractive foliage alone.

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