Growing in mats along the edge of a pond.
On the base of a Tree
Growing on a stump of tree
Looks like stars
Green leaves, about 2 inches in length, living on the bark of a tree
horrible invasive plant
Araliaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the Aralia family (after its type genus Aralia) or ivy family. The family includes 254 species of trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants in two subfamilies. Species usually bear pinnately or palmately compound leaves, and usually have small flowers produced in large panicles.