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Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

Image ID: 2017/lh16

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Family: Araliaceae (Ginseng)
Height: 375 to 1.5 ft.
Blooms: May to June
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size:  0.1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Date:  5/16/2017
Notes: Three flower clusters, with three compound leaves on a separate stem.
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Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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