wild sarsaparilla

noun
a low plant, Aralia nudicaulis, of the ginseng family, native to eastern North America, having a single, long-stalked, compound leaf and a ball-like cluster of greenish-yellow flowers.

Origin:
1805–15

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wild sarsaparilla

noun
common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America 
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In many places, wild sarsaparilla makes a nearly complete ground cover.
Typical herbs are wild sarsaparilla, big-leaved aster, and starflower.
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