Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3026

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas & perhaps in NC
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in rocky woodlands, cliffs, and clearings, primarily over acidic rocks (such as quartzite, granite, and sandstone), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 minute sepals
5 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark purple
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia hispida   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bristly Sarsaparilla


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image of Aralia hispida

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arhi2_001_lvd

        

image of Aralia hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090925_076

September    Hancock County    ME

Inflorescence is a loose, open terminal arrangement of long-stalked umbels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Aralia hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090925_077

September    Hancock County    ME

image of Aralia hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090925_078

September    Hancock County    ME

Lower stem beset w slender bristles, also several bipinnate cauline leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.