Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 139-03-002:
Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Sarsaparilla


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Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, rocky places, most typically in rather dry places, such as ridgetop forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, uncommon in SC, rare in GA)

 

partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Ternately compound, each division with 3-5 leaflets
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems). Leaves usually solitary

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Mostly bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Drupe

 

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Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

Wild Sarsaparilla