Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a vegetable plant lifeform known for its longish shape.

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This plant's Earth-originated variety color forms include green or white, and asparagus is often served as food in Human cooking. Otherworldly variations such as Solitihian asparagus exist as well. (TOS comic: "Furlough to Fury")

According to a computer viewscreen, asparagus with ginger was part of Chef's menu aboard Enterprise NX-01 on Thursday, August 19, 2152, served alongside twice-baked potatoes and roast duck with raspberry sauce. (ENT episode: "Singularity")

Nyota Uhura and Jabilo M'Benga attended a Starfleet celebration of Christmas shortly after the USS Enterprise's five-year mission ended, and one of the foods M'Benga chose from the buffet was a salad with marinated asparagus. (TOS novel: Traitor Winds)

Asparagus, with basil-sour cream, was one of many dishes prepared in the food processor units aboard the Enterprise. (TOS reference: Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise)

24th century starship Captain Kathryn Janeway liked the idea of having asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, or as a side with her eggs Benedict (which was also traditionally prepared with Hollandaise). Janeway would sometimes ironically point out this preference when she was forced to survive on ration packs for some of her Delta Quadrant travels aboard USS Voyager. (VOY episode: "Phage"; ST reference: Star Trek Cookbook)

In 2374, Tora Ziyal enjoyed Quark's last fresh asparagus with yamok sauce. (DS9 novelization: Call to Arms...; DS9 episode: "By Inferno's Light")

In 2375, Tom Paris ordered steamed asparagus, Terellian pheasant, a bottle of Mouton Rothschild and a single rose from a replicator to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with B'Elanna Torres. (VOY episode: "Warhead")

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