Carolinas and Georgia

3026

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia hispida   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bristly Sarsaparilla


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Look for it in rocky woodlands, cliffs, and clearings, primarily over acidic rocks (such as quartzite, granite, and sandstone), per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas & perhaps in NC
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

 

LEAVES:
2-pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 minute sepals
5 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark purple
Drupe

 

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Aralia hispida   FAMILY Araliaceae

Bristly Sarsaparilla