Aralia nudicaulis Linnaeus. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Upland forests and woodlands, rocky places, most typically in rather dry places, such as ridgetop forests. Dist: NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to BC, south to e. VA, c. NC, ne. GA, e. TN, IN, IL, MO, NE, CO, ID, and WA.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: A. nudicaulis may warrant removal to a separate, monotypic genus, following various studies, including Zuo, Wen, & Zhou (2017) that showed it as basal to Aralia + Panax.
Synonymy: = C, F, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Smith (1944), Smith (1982a), Wen (2011)