Asparagus densiflorus is a perennial, evergreen plant that comprises several growth forms. Some of them have become popular in the gardening world as ornamental plants. The form in picture, Sprengeri, is a scrambling or spreading one. The smaller (and fewer) spines found on this plant than on many other South African Asparagus species contribute to its higher horticultural status. But looks also count!
The many curved branches form a thick mat or cushion of tiny green foliage. The leaves or more accurately, leaf-like cladodes, are narrow and oblong with acute tips. They are dark to light green or yellowish. The flowers are white or light pink in colour. Like some other Asparagus species the flowers are sweetly scented. They may be more noted for their aroma than their looks, because the flowers are so small and inconspicuous, hidden among the leaves. The summer blooming season is short, only about two weeks in duration. The fruits are small spherical berries, initially green before turning bright red. Each contains one large black seed that is popular with birds.
The distribution area is the south-eastern coastal area of the country around the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal (www.plantzafrica.com and Wikipedia).