Aralia spinosa Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Disturbed pocosins and bottomlands, disturbed areas, moist to dry forests and woodlands. Dist: NJ west to s. IN, IL, and IA, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: Smith (1982) discussed the juvenile (prickly) and adult (unarmed) leaf phases of A. spinosa.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Moore, Glenn, & Ma (2009), Smith (1944), Smith (1982a)