Aralia racemosa / Spikenard
One of the largest forest herbs in eastern North America, Spikenard is shrub-like in form. Clusters of tiny deep red fruits perch above broad compound foliage. Its spicy and fragrant roots are an ingredient in root beer and are used in herbal medicine.
Height: 3′ – 6′ Blooms: June
Siting: Moist to average soil, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate