Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Wild Sarsaparilla
Aralia nudicaulis Moist woods
Araliaceae
Flowering Periodmid-May - June
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HabitatMoist woods
Height6 - 15 inches
DescriptionHerbaceous perennial from a thick rhizome. The flowers and large compound leaf are on separate stalks. The flower stalk is divided into 3 branches, each terminated by a single umbel.
LeavesThe plant has a single compound leaf divided into 3 groups of 3 - 5 pinnately compound leaflets The leaf is typically taller than the flowering stem.
(c) PW
DistributionHerbaceous perennial from a thick rhizome. The flowers and large compound leaf are on separate stalks. The flower stalk is divided into 3 branches, each terminated by a single umbel.