Wild sarsaparilla is a very common plant in Connecticut woods. It has purple-black berries. Wild sarsaparilla flowers look similar to those of wild leek, but wild leek flowers smell like onions, and the plants have no leaves at the time of flowering.
- Family: carrot (Apiaceae)
- Habitat: dry open woods
- Height: 1-2 feet
- Flower size: tiny; flower clusters 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide
- Flower color: pale green to white
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
Wild sarsaparilla has blue berries, which ripen in mid-summer.