Aralia nudicaulis

Wild Sarsaparilla



Each plant has three parts and each has five ovalular leaflets. Another stalk holds ball shaped clusters of greenish-white flowers. The flowers appear in the spring, while the dark purple berries following. The plant grows in loamy and sandy, moist soils.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Araliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Bloom Time:Early May to June
Fruit Timing:Late June to mid July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Soil pH:5.6 to 7.5
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Shade
Light Range:Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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