Aralia racemosa (Spikenard) resembles a small shrub with cloud-like clusters of white flowers in late summer that float above large heart-shaped leaves. Clusters of berries turn from red to deep purple as they mature in early fall. A robust and showy woodland plant, Spikenard is a relative of Sarsaparilla. This long lived beauty serves as an excellent specimen in the woodland garden. Spikenard can be difficult to move once established, so put it in its permanent site if you can.