Latin name: Aralia californica S. Watson
Pronunciation: a-RAY-lee-a ka-li-FOR-ni-ka
Common name: California aralia
Family: Araliaceae (Ginseng)
Habitat: Moist, shady places to 6000', chaparral, yellow pine forest, cismontane from Orange Co. north, only California native member of the family
Blooming period: June to August
Name derivations: 1) Aralia 2) californica