Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

American Spikenard

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aralia racemosa

Flower Description:

Small round clusters all arising from same point. Flowers are pale greenish white to white. Late summer berries ripen and a small and tightly clustered and deep purple/cranberry.

FamilyGinseng
Season BloomJuly
HabitatPart shade to shade, well drained rich soils, woods
CyclePerennials
Height3'-7'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are few but large, twice compound heart shaped at the base abruptly tapering to a sharply pointed tip.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland