Scientific Name: Asparagus racemosus
Tamil Name: Thaneer Vittan Kizhangu
Description: It grows one to two metre tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky. It is a climber in scrublands. It contains adventitious root system with tuberous roots. Stems are climbing, branched, up to 2 m; branches usually distinctly striate-ridged. Leaves are just modified stems, called cladodes. Branches contain spines on them. Flowers are white with a pink tinge. It was botanically described in 1799.
Note: Due to its multiple uses, the demand for Asparagus racemosus is constantly on the rise.
Photo source: Dr. J. Subramanean