• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Lasithi, Nofalias
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Prickly Asparagus

Photo of flowers of Prickly Asparagus, Asparagus aphyllus, in Crete, Greece. These plants reduce their leaves to scales, and their function is taken over by leaf-like stems called cladodes. Its edible young stems are harvested for eating.