Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4287

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Andro-monoecious [having bisexual and staminate flowers on the same plant]

Non-native: Japan

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in suburban woodlands. This is an alien spreading southward from the northeastern US to at least as far south as VA., per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Branches armed with sparse prickles

LEAVES:
Deciduous
2- (or 3-) pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White to off-white
Purplish-black
Bisexual or staminate
5 petals
5 stamens, usually
Inferior ovary

Inflorescence a terminal panicle of umbels (often wider than tall)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Aralia elata   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aralia elata   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Angelica-tree


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