Latin is rampant. Especially in the Strybing arboretum. Asparagaceae. The lily family which asparagus is part. Also, these beauties -- pineapple lillies. And should you ask, dinner was delicious alas, no aspargus & no pineapple (of any kind). And, yes, no lillies on the table though the garden has several.
P.S. I've always thought of a pen as a fine asparagus spear. Would you agree?