Aralia nudicaulis
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Aralia nudicaulis

wild sarsaparilla

  family araliaceae 
  genus aralia 

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Genus  Aralia Species  nudicaulis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild sarsaparilla Family  ARALIACEAE Specimen number  S11407 Data source  HtZn p77;Frgnt p277
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Shrub Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 45' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-09 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Aralia nudicaulis has attractive berries during the winter. In season, this is a bird-watchers delight. The roots of Wild sarsaparilla have a mildly anise scented aroma. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are fertile. This species does best in partial to full shade. It needs soil that is dry to moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities  Attracts birds Other interest  purple berries Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic roots similar to sarsaparilla Fragrance parts  Roots Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Anise Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Aralia nudicaulis is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Aralia nudicaulis has large compound leaves. The blossoms are usually either green or white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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