Japanese Aralia Aralia elata (Miquel) SeemanNon-native  Synonyms: Japanese Angelica Tree.

Status:

A new introduction to Maryland's flora. Seems to be spreading in the Piedmont region.

Description:

Very similar to the native Devil's Walkingstick. Look at the lateral veins on the leaf. They stop short of the leaf margin. This distinguishes Devil's Walkingstick from Japanese Aralia, which has lateral veins that go all the way to the leaf margin (B. Harms).

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Japanese Aralia in fruit in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/20/2017). Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/8/2017). Leaf veins extending into the teeth distinguishes this from the native Devil's Walkingstick. Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/10/2018). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/10/2018). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Japanese Aralia in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/5/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)


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