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Spikenard

Aralia racemosa

Description:

Leaves are few but large, twice compound, over 2 ft. long and nearly as wide. Leaflets are oval, heart-shaped at the base, abruptly tapering to a sharply pointed tip, sharply toothed on slender stalks. Flower clusters are long, irregular branched panicles that emerge from leaf axils up and down the main and branching stems. and are made up of smaller round lusters of stalked greenish white flowers.

Habitat:

Spotted along the Old Indian Hiking Trail at Tamarac NWR. Grows in part shade, shade and rich woods.


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Minnesota, USA

Lat: 46.95, Long: -95.66

Spotted on Aug 12, 2017
Submitted on Aug 13, 2017

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