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Aralia racemosa Linnaeus. Spikenard, Hungry-root. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Rich woodlands, trail margins and roadsides. Dist: NB and QC west to MB, MN, and e. SD, south to nw. SC. N. GA, n. AL, n. MS, c. AR, e. KS.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The related A. bicrenata Wooton & Standley (sometimes treated as a subspecies of A. racemosa or simply included in it) occurs in AZ, NM, TX, and n. Mexico (Wen 2011).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, K4, Mi, Mo2, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Smith (1944), Smith (1982a), Wen (2011); = Aralia racemosa L. ssp. racemosa – K1, K3, NE

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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: 3

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image of plant© Amanda Faucette | Original Image ⭷
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