Aralia racemosa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAraliaceae
Family (Traditional)Araliaceae
GenusAralia
SpeciesAralia racemosa L.
Common NameAmerican spikenard
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: Bi1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.6
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** 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
  • Counties - Species Present
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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Breathitt (KY), Bullitt (KY), Caldwell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carter (KY), Edmonson (KY), Elliott (KY), Estill (KY), Fleming (KY), Fulton (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Knott (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Montgomery (KY), Morgan (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Wolfe (KY), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hawkins (TN), Hickman (TN), Lewis (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Tipton (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wayne (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1956 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100207081 Livingston Kentucky 08 May 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72C10.2
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207156 Pulaski Kentucky 01 Jun 1991 John Richard Abbott
334
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207180 Todd Kentucky 07 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5919
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207057 Jackson Kentucky 30 Aug 1997 Ross C. Clark
23516
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100862000 Powell Kentucky 21 Aug 1973 Johnnie B. Varner
7750
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207008 Harlan Kentucky 06 Aug 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8562b
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206943 Caldwell Kentucky 02 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5847
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100420692 Bell Kentucky 28 Aug 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1342
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207024 Harlan Kentucky 12 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
003-00117
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206935 Breathitt Kentucky 06 Aug 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7861
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100420668 Fleming Kentucky 27 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1217
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207107 Montgomery Kentucky 18 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1397
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207073 Lee Kentucky 28 May 1993 G.W. Libby
183
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206968 Carter Kentucky 29 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10901
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207040 Jackson Kentucky 27 Aug 1976 J. Stuart Lassetter
2560
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207222 Bullitt Kentucky 27 Sep 1956 Mrs. Noland
869
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207065 Knott Kentucky 07 Jul 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3003
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207016 Harlan Kentucky 23 Aug 1996 Ronald L. Jones
7948
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100420650 Fleming Kentucky 27 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1217
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100779683 Menifee Kentucky 17 Jul 2017 Thomas McFadden
594
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206950 Carter Kentucky 15 Aug 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
11135
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206976 Estill Kentucky 01 Jul 1988 Richard G. Guetig
780
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207149 Powell Kentucky 16 Jul 1999 Ronald L. Jones
9155
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206992 Harlan Kentucky 29 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
411
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100206984 Fulton Kentucky 09 May 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne
73B22.1
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207099 McCreary Kentucky 27 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E33.1
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207032 Jackson Kentucky 19 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3153
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207123 Owen Kentucky 02 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2792
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207164 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2822
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100426210 Lee Kentucky 21 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2865
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207131 Powell Kentucky 19 Jul 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6627
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100420643 Menifee Kentucky Kathryn Huie-Netting
49
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207115 Morgan Kentucky 06 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2092
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100207172 Pulaski Kentucky 23 Jul 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne
70K15.4
EKY
Aralia racemosa
31234100857281 Wolfe Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
21959
EKY
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002398 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002396 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002393 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002394 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002392 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002397 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
ETSU005400 Unicoi Tennessee 14 Jul 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007552 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002390 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002391 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
BEREA002395 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Aralia racemosa
ETSU007932 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007544 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007539 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007543 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007537 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007540 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007541 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007548 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007542 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007549 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007553 Livingston Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159013 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159034 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159019 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007547 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007550 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007538 Elliott Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007545 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007551 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007546 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
MDKY00007554 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159038 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159174 Pulaski Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159007 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159023 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159042 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159000 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159041 White Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159027 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159033 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159173 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158999 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159006 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159159 Lewis Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159032 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159040 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159031 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159008 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159016 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159014 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159025 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159005 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159037 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159035 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158995 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159002 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159017 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159015 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159158 Breathitt Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158994 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159004 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159022 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158998 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158997 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159030 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159012 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159026 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159021 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159020 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159001 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159160 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159018 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159010 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159011 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159029 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159024 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159036 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159009 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159003 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159039 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159028 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021245 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021250 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021247 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
APSC0103752 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0083774 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0116339 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0075933 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0158996 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Aralia racemosa
TENN-V-0159161 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021246 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021244 Van Buren Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021248 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
UCHT021249 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Aralia racemosa
APSC0083775 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0075915 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0075932 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0112507 Van Buren Tennessee
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0028663 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0116338 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
HTTU001976 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aralia racemosa
HTTU008536 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aralia racemosa
HTTU001978 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aralia racemosa
UOS00537 Van Buren Tennessee 21 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Aralia racemosa
BRIT73686 Van Buren Tennessee
VDB
Aralia racemosa
APSC0116337 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Aralia racemosa
APSC0028661 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Aralia racemosa
HTTU030859 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Aralia racemosa
HTTU030858 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Aralia racemosa
UOS00538 Franklin Tennessee 01 Aug 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Aralia racemosa
UOS00536 Franklin Tennessee 02 Sep 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Aralia racemosa
UOS00539 Franklin Tennessee 30 Sep 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Aralia racemosa
BRIT73685 Putnam Tennessee
VDB
Aralia racemosa
BRIT73683 Hickman Tennessee
VDB
Aralia racemosa
BRIT73682 Coffee Tennessee
VDB
Aralia racemosa
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