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Aralia nudicaulis Linnaeus. Wild Sarsaparilla. 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, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Smith (1944), Smith (1982a), Wen (2011)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 4

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