Family, Ginseng. Color, white. Leaves, alternate, compound, the leaflets ovate, serrate, acute at apex, short-petioled, pale underneath. Stem, stout, and with the branches and petioles bearing spines. Flowers, resembling those of the Parsley Family, and, like them, in compound umbels terminating the branches. Peduncles, softly downy. Fruit, black. June to August.
Low grounds near streams from southern New York to Florida and westward to Texas.