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Wild Sarsparilla (berry phase)

Aralia Nudicaulis (Ginseng family)

Description:

12 in. Hemispherical, 2 in. clusters of tiny greenish white flowers under leafy umbrella. Single leaf divided into 3 groups of ovate, toothed leaflets. Blooms: May- July

Habitat:

Pondsides, wet forests

Notes:

This plant is in its "berry stage". The flowers have gone by and the berries have ripened from green to a dark black or blue colored berry. I will post a picture of a plant during the flower phase in another siting. This particular plant is among many other wild sarsparilla in the Bangor City Forest. Source: National Audubon Society- Field Guide to New England (by Peter Alden & Brian Cassie)

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Bangor, Maine, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 17, 2012

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