OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 19 taxa in the family Araliaceae, Ginseng family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Ivy, Common Ivy

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera helix var. helix   FAMILY: Araliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hedera helix   FAMILY: Araliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hedera helix 139-01-001   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Atlantic Ivy, Irish Ivy

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hedera hibernica   FAMILY: Araliaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hedera hibernica   FAMILY: Araliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hedera helix 139-01-001?   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Ginseng

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nanopanax trifolius   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Panax trifolius   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panax trifolium 139-02-001   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, bottomland forests, other nutrient-rich forests

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Ginseng, Sang

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Panax quinquefolius   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Panax quinquefolius   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panax quinquefolium 139-02-002   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, mesic hardwood forests, generally in nutrient-rich forests though tending to avoid the richest coves

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Devil's Walkingstick, Hercules-club, Prickly Aralia, Prickly-ash

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Aralia spinosa   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia spinosa   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia spinosa 139-03-001   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed pocosins and bottomlands, disturbed areas, moist to dry forests and woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Sarsaparilla

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia nudicaulis 139-03-002   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Upland forests and woodlands, rocky places, most typically in rather dry places, such as ridgetop forests

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spikenard, Hungry-root

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Aralia racemosa   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aralia racemosa 139-03-003   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Rich woodlands, trail margins and roadsides

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bristly Sarsaparilla

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Aralia hispida   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia hispida   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky woodlands, cliffs, and clearings, primarily over acidic rocks (such as quartzite, granite, and sandstone)

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas & perhaps in NC

 


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Common Name: Japanese Angelica-tree

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Aralia elata   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aralia elata   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan

 


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Common Name: Japanese Aralia, Fatsia, paperplant

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Fatsia japonica   FAMILY: Araliaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Fatsia japonica   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Waif(s)

Non-native: Japan

 


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Common Name: Castor Aralia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed, suburban areas

Non-native: east Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Araliaceae

PLANTS National Database: Schefflera actinophylla   FAMILY: Araliaceae

 

Non-native: South Pacific

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Water-pennywort, Manyflower Marsh-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle umbellata   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle umbellata   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle umbellata 140-01-001   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist areas

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Pennywort, Seaside Pennywort, Dune Water-pennywort, Largeleaf Pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle bonariensis   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle bonariensis   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle bonariensis 140-01-002   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Beaches, dunes, and moist sandy areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Shield Marsh-pennywort, Whorled Marsh-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle verticillata   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata 140-01-003a   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, pools

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whorled Marsh-pennywort, Water-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle tribotrys   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle prolifera   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle verticillata var. triradiata 140-01-003b   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, pools

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Swamp Water-pennywort, Floating Marsh-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle ranunculoides   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle ranunculoides 140-01-004   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Stagnant to (less commonly) swiftly flowing waters of swamps pools, backwaters, blackwater streams, sometimes forming floating mats

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Water-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle americana   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle americana 140-01-005   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, marshes, seepages, cliffs and ledges where wet by seepage or spray from waterfalls, sometimes roadside ditches

Rare south of VA

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lawn Marsh-pennywort, Lawn Water-pennywort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides   FAMILY: Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides   FAMILY: Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 140-01-006   FAMILY: Apiaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, pond margins, cracks between paving stones

Uncommon

Non-native: Africa & Asia

 


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