Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Aralia racemosa Linnaeus subsp. bicrenata (Wooton & Standley) Welsh & Atwood
(American Spikenard)

Family: Araliaceae

Status: Native

Aralia bicrenata Wooton & Standley

Aralia racemosa has small greenish-white flowers and nearly round fruit. The leaves are dentate and compound. This is the only native species of Araliaceae in the Gila Wilderness.
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Aralia racemosa subsp. bicrenata, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, & Mark Donnell, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, Aug. 4, 2007

Aralia racemosa subsp. bicrenata, fruit, photo Russ Kleinman, West Fork of the Gila River, about one mile west of Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Sept. 27, 2008

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