Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, uncommon in SC, rare in GA)

Look for it in upland forests & woodlands, rocky places, most typically in rather dry places, such as ridgetop forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Ternately compound, each division with 3-5 leaflets
Plant acaulescent; leaves usually solitary

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Mostly bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 139-03-002:
Aralia nudicaulis   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Sarsaparilla