A thing of beauty

My dad brought me home this wild asparagus plant from the coulees.  It has bolted, gone to seed and fallen over.  The roots of plant are still intact back in the coulees, ready to sprout next spring.  So he couldn’t pass this beautiful and unusual specimen up!  We can’t get over the size of the stalk on it- easily 3 inches- I would have loved to have seen this when it was still green!  In my experience, this is definitely not the norm when it comes to wild asparagus- this is some kind of super plant!  For scale, note the dog in the picture is a smallish yorkie cross.

Also, could wild asparagus be the source of Lethbridge tumbleweeds?

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