Aralia nudicaulis L. is a small herb/shrub found in forests throughout New England and is widely distributed in North America. This is the only species in Aralia sect. Nanae. It is dioecious. Pictured here is a male plant; males possess more flowers per umbel than females. The species is sexually dimorphic. This species is pollinated by […]
Panax trifolius L. is a common, small herbaceous plant occurring along forest edges and in forests. The bisexual flowers are borne in umbels and the fruits are drupes. This is not one of the species commonly used in herbal medicines. It is in the Araliaceae family.