Asparagus was an Earth plant and popular dish, served in many variations. Asparagus was known for its longish shape. Color forms included green or white.
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: "Singularity")
Kathryn Janeway enjoyed asparagus with her eggs Benedict. (VOY: "Phage")
In 2373, Tora Ziyal enjoyed Quark's last fresh asparagus with yamok sauce. (DS9: "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: "Warhead")
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 36) described this vegetable as "
the succulent, edible shoots of a cultivated variety of a perennial herb
, Asparagus officinalis
The Pelians were occasionally described as asparagus in background sources.