Wild asparagus, called "šparga" in the local dialect, is a typical Mediterranean plant. It grows on the outskirts of the forests of Slovenian Istria. As a dioecious perennial, it grows up to 1 meter high. The asparagus' time is in the spring months, mostly from the middle of March to the middle of May. An old Istrian saying goes " April spareser, maio sareser" – April asparagus, May cherries.