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What is Bath Asparagus?

Once widely available from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the Bath Asparagus is not an asparagus ( Asparagus officinalis) but part of the lily family.

Now a rare plant in the wild, it is only found in the UK in some places such as the south of Bath. Hence the English name “Bath Asparagus”. It is believed that the plant was introduced to Bath by the Romans two thousand years ago.

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Once widely available from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the Bath Asparagus is not an asparagus ( Asparagus officinalis) but part of the lily family. Now a rare plant in the wild, it is only found in the UK in some places such as the south of Bath. Hence the...
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