Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Aralia hispida Vent. image
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Family Araliaceae
Aralia hispida Vent.
bristly sarsaparilla
Aralia: Latinization of an old French-Canadian name aralie which probably came from Iroquois Indian language
hispida: fine-hairy
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-36" tall forb; stems leafy and bristly below
Flower: yellow to white, 5-parted; inflorescence with usually 2-25 loosely-clustered, rounded umbels; blooms June-July
Fruit:blackish, berry-like
Leaf:twice pinnately-divided, sharply toothed, the stalks shorter than the leaf blade
Habitat: dry; woods; in sandy, sterile soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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