Aralia racemosa

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Aralia racemosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Aralia
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 family Araliaceae native to the United States and Canada. It is a herbaceous plant, about 1 to 2 m (3 ft 3 in to 6 ft 7 in) tall, which grows in shady areas.[2] Its native range includes most of the eastern United States.[3]


  1. ^ "Aralia racemosa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 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". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA.

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