Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma
Aralia nudicaulis L.
Aralia: Latinization of an old French-Canadian name aralie which probably came from Iroquois Indian language
nudicaulis: nudus for "naked, nude;" caulon for "stem"
|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|
|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|