Kalopanax septemlobus (Thunb. ex A.Murray) Koidz.
Family: Araliaceae
castor aralia
[Kalopanax pictus (Thunb.) Nakai]
Kalopanax septemlobus image
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Etymology: Kalopanax: Greek kalos for "beautiful;" panax for "Panax," another genus in this family
Plants: perennial, to 80' tree
Flowers: 5-parted; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: moist
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
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