Botanical name

Asparagus capensis

Family

Asparagaceae

Common Name

Katdoring

Synonym (old name)

Protasparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis
Asparagus capensis

Description

Erect, rigid shiny shrub up to 1m; spines are grouped in 3's, two small and one larger; stems bears whorls of needle-like false leaves (cladodes), mostly in clusters of five; flowers are star-shaped, rose-scented and white; fruits red berries. Repsprouts quickly after fire.

Habitat

Stony flats and lower slopes

Flower Date

April to June