Aralia racemosa

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Aralia racemosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Aralia
Species: A. racemosa
Binomial name
Aralia racemosa

Aralia racemosa, with common names American spikenard, small spikenard, Indian root, spice berry, spignet, life-of-man, petty morel,[1] is an ornamental plant in the Araliaceae family native to the United States and Canada. It is a herbaceous plant, about one to two meters tall, which grows in shady areas.[2] Its native range includes most of the eastern United States.[3]


  1. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 30 June 2015 
  2. ^ Slattery, Britt E.; Kathryn Reshetiloff & Susan M. Zwicker (2003), "Aralia racemosa", Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed 
  3. ^ Aralia racemosa L., USDA PLANTS

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