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A plant of a very diverse group of trees and shrubs native to America and Asia. Several kinds are cultivated for their foliage and tiny flowers, and some are used in herbal medicine.
- ‘Large patches of the non-native Aralia elata were observed, and discussion followed concerning the importance of the inflorescence in determining species of woody aralias.’
- ‘Use a food-safe leaf, such as this Japanese aralia, for a small salad plate, or just for decoration.’
- ‘I've seen false aralia before,’ Micah replied.’
- ‘She starts by anchoring the arrangement with a single plant that can live year to year and look attractive in every season-a weeping blue Atlas cedar, Japanese aralia, or sago palm, for instance.’
- ‘My neighbor has a plant that has leaves like aralia but gets flowers like a hibiscus.’
Modern Latin, of unknown origin.
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