Connecticut Plants
Spikenard
Aralia racemosa L.
  • Family: carrot (Apiaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods
  • Height: 3-6 feet
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white to pale green
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Aralia racemosa L.
Aralia racemosa L.
Aralia racemosa L.

Spikenard has dark purple berries in large clusters. The berries in the photo are not quite ripe, hence their lighter purple color.

Aralia racemosa L.
Aralia racemosa L.