[Aralia spinosa auct. non L., more...]
Etymology: Aralia: Latinization of an old French-Canadian name aralie which probably came from Iroquois Indian language
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.