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I bought some at the market and wonder what they are! Friends call them "wild asparagus", but they are NOT what is called "Wild asparagus" in English, or "asperges sauvages", "asperges des bois" or "aspergettes" in French. Does someone know the Latin name for them?
Thanks! I'll eat them before I get an answer most probably!
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The plant at the front is Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, is commonly called wild asparagus, and sometimes "Bath Asparagus".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus

Όσο για την οβριά:



http://www.ornithologiki.gr/life/pylos-evrotas/env/b52.htm
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My "οβριά" is definitely not Ornithogalum pyrenaicum!
It is not the other one either! That second one (smilax aspera) is called in French" salsepareille"; see the link https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsepareille
May I post a photograph?
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You can always post a photo using the "insert image" tool from the tool bar.

You should, however, bear in mind that "οβριά" is not a very common plant in Greece either.

Anyway, I am not really sure I understand what the English name for this plant is.
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Please have a look at the plant of top of this page (tamus vulgaris) and let me know if it is the one you mean:

http://www.ert.gr/afieromata/votana/votana01.html
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It does not look like Tamus vulgaris either!
If someone can find the botanical name in Latin, I can easily find the French or English name for this.
It is NOT a crawler.
Lots of thanks for your help! They taste quite good!

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Nice try, but that Black Briony is supposed to be poisonous! There was quite a big pile of my οβριές on the market stall. i don't suppose they are dangerous.
The leaves of mine are not shiny.
I'll post tomorrow to confirm that I survived!


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Well, I have never even seen this plant so I am afraid there is no other way I can help with its Latin name.
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I can recollect collecting these with my grandmother when I was ten years old in a field in Corfu.
I was told then that they are called "wild asparagi".

http://www.sacredearth.com/ethnobotany/foraging/asparagus.php


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Still alive.
Thank you for your efforts!


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Spiros, the plant shown in the pictures of the link you provided is definitely wild asparagus. Nevertheless, I do not recognize wild asparagi in the picture provided by saraswati and reproduced in your message.
And believe me, I know them well, since it is their season right now, and they are everywhere around my house.
Nick Roussos


 

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