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Bruso, George H.
Aralia racemosa L.
USDA Symbol: arra
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The large, tapered flower clusters of this 2-5 ft. perennial are made up of many tiny white flowers, each with a tinge of yellow or green. They grow upright above large compound foliage on heavy, leafy stems. Purple-red berries are showy in fall. Spikenard lacks spines and has numerous flower umbels in large clusters.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
N.B. to Man., s. to GA, n. AR & n.e. KS Native Habitat:
Woodland USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Divide old rootstocks when the plants go dormant in the fall. Plants may be slow to bloom after being disturbed. Propagation may be possible by seed. Seed Collection:
Seeds can be recovered fro the fruit
by maceration and flotation. Seed Treatment:
Seeds may require cool-moist stratification. Commercially Avail:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PAPrairie Nursery
- Westfield, WI
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PA
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff