Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 18 to 24"
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Other: Divide root-stock when dormant
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 14, 2018 2:26 PM

This groundcover kind of perennial grows wild in open, dry woods in southern Canada from Newfoundland to British Colombia, to Colorado to Missouri to the Appalachians of Georgia. It bears the white, rounded umbel clusters on panicle-spikes on separate stalks from foliage that stay lower than leaves.

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