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CommentsWild Asparagus is an odd-looking plant of the Lily family with insignificant scale-like leaves. Its fern-like appearance is the result of the whorled filiform branchlets, which are not true leaves. Although the flowers are produced in abundance on healthy plants, they are not very showy. While most dioecious plants in Illinois are wind-pollinated, Wild Asparagus is an exception because it is insect-pollinated.