WILD SARSAPARILLA

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WILD SARSAPARILLA suitable for counties:
WYOMING: Albany, Crook
COLORADO: Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
DELAWARE: Kent, New Castle
GEORGIA: Rabun, Towns, Union
IOWA: Delaware, Madison, Washington
IDAHO: Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone
ILLINOIS: Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, La Salle, Lake, Lee, Macoupin, Marshall, McHenry, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Schuyler, Will, Winnebago, Woodford
INDIANA: Allen, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fountain, Huntington, Jasper, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lake, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Parke, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Ripley, St. Joseph, Steuben, Warren
KENTUCKY: Bell, Harlan, Lewis, Rowan, Whitley
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
MARYLAND: All counties
MAINE: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, York
MICHIGAN: Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford
MINNESOTA: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Blue Earth, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Fillmore, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Nicollet, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Rice, Roseau, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Waseca, Washington, Winona, Wright
MISSOURI: Clark, Pike, Ralls
MONTANA: Flathead, Gallatin, Lincoln, Missoula
NORTH CAROLINA: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Orange, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey
NORTH DAKOTA: Barnes, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Burke, Cass, Cavalier, Dunn, Grand Forks, Griggs, LaMoure, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Pembina, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Rolette, Sheridan, Steele, Stutsman, Ward, Wells, Williams
NEBRASKA: Cherry, Dixon
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
NEW JERSEY: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Genesee, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
OHIO: Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Monroe, Muskingum, Ottawa, Perry, Portage, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Wayne, Williams, Wood
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
RHODE ISLAND: Bristol, Kent, Providence, Washington
SOUTH CAROLINA: All counties
SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Day, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts
TENNESSEE: Blount, Greene, Johnson, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Dickenson, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Grayson, Greene, Henry, Highland, James City, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Shenandoah, Smyth, Stafford, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Wythe
VERMONT: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Essex, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor
WASHINGTON: Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
WISCONSIN: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Jefferson, Marion, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel, Wyoming

Wild sarsaparilla belongs to family of araliaceae plants, its species name is nudicaulis. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Wild sarsaparilla has dark green foliage and bears white colored flowers. Wild sarsaparilla booms in late spring.The plant grows in erect form. Wild sarsaparilla is a moderately growing plant, a mature Wild sarsaparilla can grow up to 1.5 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 1.5
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 85
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : No
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : Yes
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 99000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Moderate

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Porous Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Black
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 1.5 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 85
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 5.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 4800 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 11000
Precipitation (Minimum) : 50 Precipitation (Maximum) : 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 10 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38

WILD SARSAPARILLA GALLERY

wild sarsaparilla
Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. Denmark.
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Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA.
wild sarsaparilla
Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA.
wild sarsaparilla
Nelson DeBarros. United States.
wild sarsaparilla
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 618. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
wild sarsaparilla
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

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