Ruscus

Ruscus spp.

profile iconRuscus aculeatus
by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconRuscus aculeatus
by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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This small genus comprising 6 species of rhizomatous, flowering evergreen subshrubs in the Asparagaceae family is native to parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Members of this genus have flattened photosynthetic stems resembling leaves and known as cladophylls. They also produce small flowers followed by glossy red berries. Commonly known as butcher’s broom, they are often cultivated for their unusual stems that can be dried and used in flower arranging.
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Asparagaceae
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