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Finally, northern wild asparagus

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I had about given up on seeing this.

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But Sunday, I remembered one corner of a gravel road near some houses on the border of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. My thought was a corner with houses has a chance of asparagus. And bingo, there was a big patch of the wild stuff growing along a ditch.

This was after I had spent a good bit of time off and on for several weeks cruising the back roads of Will, Grundy, Kankakee and Iroquois counties in search of the stuff.

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This is late in the year, so I only found one spear. The other stalks had already seeded out. But I will remember the patch for next May.

Don't know why, but I can get obsessive about something like that.

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