Plant Identification Database:
Araliaceae (Ginseng)
Order: Apiales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Araliaceae: LV: alternate or whorled; FL: 5 parts, u. umbel single, <1/2", greenish white, 5 petals separate, 5 sepals, ovary inferior; FR: berry, red/purple; ST: EC: moist soil
Alternate; Whorled P: 5 separate, S: 5 greenish white u. umbel single <1/2" O: inferior berry red/purple Grooved moist soil Araliaceae: LV: alternate or whorled; FL: 5 parts, u. umbel single, <1/2", greenish white, 5 petals separate, 5 sepals, ovary inferior; FR: berry, red/purple; ST: EC: moist soil
Bristly sarsaparilla Aralia hispida Aralia Sheath Pinnate Serrate P: Imbricate White Umbel <1" Berry Black >1' Grooved; Prickle Forest Bristly sarsaparilla Aralia hispida
Wild sarsaparilla Aralia nudicaulis Aralia Whorled, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Ovate, Pinnate (5 Pin) Serrate (coarsely, finely) A: Acute >6" P: Imbricate; Reflexed White Umbel <1", spr/sum S: longer than petals, white Berry Purple; Black Herb, Shrub; <1' Forest Wild sarsaparilla Aralia nudicaulis false sarsaparilla, shot bush, small spikenard, wild liquorice, rabbit root
Spikenard Aralia racemosa Aralia Sheath Pinnate Serrate B: Cordate P: Imbricate Umbel <1" Berry Purple >1' Forest Spikenard Aralia racemosa
Dwarf ginseng Panax trifolius Panax Sheath P: Imbricate Umbel <1" Berry Grooved Dwarf ginseng Panax trifolius
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION