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With fragrant white flowers and being capable of scrambling 8 metres up from the base of the plant, Geitonoplesium cymosum (Scrambling Lily) is an understorey climber that will tolerate both dry shade and full sun. It has showy black berries (not edible) but as a bush food plant, is eaten just as you would eat an asparagus with the new ground shoots traditionally being cooked. The berries are enjoyed by birds. Scrambling Lily can also be grown in a large pot on a balcony. For bush regenerators, this is a good replacement species for the various Asparagus fern weed species (Asparagus aethiopicus, A. africanus, A. asparagoides, A. declinatus, A. falcatus, A. officianilis A. plumosus, A. scandens, A. virgatus). 

Geitonoplesium cymosum (Scrambling Lily)

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