Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Aralia hispida Ventenat. Bristly Sarsaparilla. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Rocky woodlands, cliffs, and clearings, primarily over acidic rocks (such as quartzite, granite, and sandstone). Dist: NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to MB, south to w. VA, w. NC (?), WV, OH, IN, IL, and MN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Pa, S, Va, W, Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Smith (1944), Smith (1982)

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