Aralia hispida Vent.
Family: Araliaceae
bristly sarsaparilla
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Andrew Hipp  
Etymology: Aralia: Latinization of an old French-Canadian name aralie which probably came from Iroquois Indian language
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-36" tall forb; stems leafy and bristly below
Leaves: twice pinnately-divided, sharply toothed, the stalks shorter than the leaf blade
Flowers: yellow to white, 5-parted; inflorescence with usually 2-25 loosely-clustered, rounded umbels; blooms June-July
Fruits: blackish, berry-like
Habitat: dry; woods; in sandy, sterile soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Steve C. Garske  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Thomas Eddy  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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