Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

American Spikenard

American Spikenard

Aralia racemosa

Light shade; wet to medium moisture level; needs rich, acid soil. 3-6 ft. height, blooms in summer, green flowers.

Germination Code: C(60), M

Native Region:  East Tennessee and lightly in Middle and West Tennessee

This is a sizeable plant spreading to 2-3 feet. Wildlife like the purple berries.


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