Previous PollsAll of the above! Lettuce and Goldenrod both belong to the Asteraceae family. Asparagus and Tiger Lilies belong to the Lilium family. Carrots and Celery belong to the Apiaceae family and Roses and Apples both belong to the Roseceae family.
I never liked asparagus as a lily, anyway. It behaves more like a fern. I don't know enough about it's anatomy, physiology, or genetics to say more. I guess I'm a few centuries behind! ;-) Off to grep/google for asparagus...
[quote="holeth"]I never liked asparagus as a lily, anyway. It behaves more like a fern. I don't know enough about it's anatomy, physiology, or genetics to say more. I guess I'm a few centuries behind! ;-) Off to grep/google for asparagus...[/quote]
Not at all like a fern, it is a flowering plant, whereas ferns are flowerless and spore-bearing! Reasonably close to lilies, but sufficiently distinct to get its own family.
I'm sorry, Resin. My novice knowledge seems to have a talent for hitting your nerves. I've seen berry- like structures on wild asparagus, but never seen flowers. Every time I've cultivated it, i've only been able to purchase all-male roots/rhizomes...I don't know botanically what kind of structures they have... (I know that a crocus is a corm, not a bulb, & most people who buy crocuses by the bag@ megalomart or home station don't care...but their yards look beautiful in the spring.)
If you snap at people every time they're wrong, they won't want to learn. If your purpose is to educate, share the knowledge. The correction will be self-evident when you provide the new information.
Okay - No need for this to get uncomfortable. Play nice.
Resin - Your knowledge is appreciated and it is kind of you to enlighten all of us.
That being said - I am assuming that you didn't mean to single out one person for their opinion. This is how we all learn and we are all different and have different views. Sometimes the written word can be misinterpreted when we don't have the benefit of body language or tone.
holeth - Your knowledge is far greater than mine and that is why I love DG and the varying opinions of people. I generally sit on the sidelines, read and learn. I appreciate your honesty and hope that the remark made was not intended to demean you at all. DG is filled with all kinds of people whose knowledge varies from total beginner to Master Gardeners and experts. We generally all blend together very well.
Sorry if I stepped on toes. That was not my intention.