Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aralia nudicaulis L. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman
Family Araliaceae
Aralia nudicaulis L.
wild sarsaparilla
Aralia: Latinization of an old French-Canadian name aralie which probably came from Iroquois Indian language
nudicaulis: nudus for "naked, nude;" caulon for "stem"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems not leafy or bristly
Flower: white, 5-parted; inflorescence of usually 3 stalked, rounded umbels together on a leafless stalk arising directly from the base of the plant; blooms May-June
Fruit:blackish, berry-like
Leaf:basal, with 3 together on an erect stalk up to 20 long, finely toothed, each pinnately-divided into 3-5 parts
Habitat: shade; moist to dry; woods
(Glossary)

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