Aralia nudicaulis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAraliaceae
Family (Traditional)Araliaceae
GenusAralia
SpeciesAralia nudicaulis L.
Common NameWild Sarsaparilla
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Solitary; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: Bi1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Black ;
*Average C-Value: 6.2
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Aralia nudicaulis var. elongata Aralia nudicaulis var. elongata
Aralia nudicaulis var. prolifera Aralia nudicaulis var. prolifera

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Harlan (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MDKY, APSC, EKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007931 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
MDKY00007535 Johnson Tennessee
MDKY
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158987 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158991 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158990 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158988 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
UCHT021242 Sevier Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia nudicaulis
ETSU011294 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
ETSU011293 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
31234100207727 Harlan Kentucky Bryce D. Fields
EKY
Aralia nudicaulis
ETSU005403 Greene Tennessee 20 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
MDKY00007536 Johnson Tennessee
MDKY
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158992 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158989 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158986 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
TENN-V-0158993 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Aralia nudicaulis
APSC0075909 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Aralia nudicaulis
ETSU011291 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
ETSU011292 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia nudicaulis
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Aralia nudicaulis - Milo Pyne
Aralia nudicaulis - Milo Pyne