Wild asparagus grows amid tall grasses and older growth from previous years. They have thin, green stalks with green or purple coniferous-like crowns and similarly colored scales or leaves. The stalks are firm and crisp to the bite. If left to grow, the stalk will eventually produce side shoots and feathery, fern-like foliage. The leaves are earthy, grassy, and nutty!
A wild asparagus is botanically classified as Asparagus officinalis, and it shares many attributes with cultivated asparagus. The key difference between cultivated asparagus and wild asparagus is that the Wild asparagus has escaped cultivation, becoming established in the wild on most continents.