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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY Araliaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Kalopanax pictus

 

COMMON NAME:
Castor Aralia


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image of Kalopanax septemlobus, Castor Aralia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_kapi2_001_lvd

        

image of Kalopanax septemlobus, Castor Aralia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_kapi2_002_pvp

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalopanax septemlobus   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Kalopanax pictus

 

Find by scientific name:

4196

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed suburban areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Branches armed with prickles

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Margins serrate
Stipules united with petiole, sheathing at base

FLOWER:
Summer
White or yellowish-green
5-toothed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

Inflorescence a terminal, corymbose panicle of umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark blue at maturity
Drupe

 

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