What does asparagus plants look like

Asked April 7, 2020, 1:18 PM EDT

Planted asparagus bulb 2 years age in isolated area this year I have some type of plant not sure if it’s a weed or asparagus

Wayne County Michigan

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. On the west side of the state it seems the asparagus has yet to emerge. Would it be possible to send a few pictures? I will follow up with some pictures later today. Thanks,

I am on the east side of state. 10 miles south of city of Detroit. 3 miles west of the Detroit River. Below is an image of the plant in question. Thanks

Thanks for the picture. Unfortunately this is not asparagus. The asparagus spears you see in the store are what you see when they first emerge. the mature plant is a delicate fern like plant approximately four feet in height. See the links below for pictures:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/asparagus
https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/2071e/
I hope this helps,