Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 139-03-003:
Aralia racemosa   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spikenard


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Look for it in rich woodlands, trail margins & roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound, or complexly compound with pinnate and ternate compoundness
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences large axillary panicles comprised of many small umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark purple
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Aralia racemosa   FAMILY Araliaceae

Spikenard