Spikenard

Warm, earthy, animal scent. Botanical name: Valeriana jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi). Also called nard, nardin, and muskroot.

Spikenard is mentioned in the Bible several times, e.g.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. [John.12,1,3]

Spikenard - Nardostachys jatamansi
Spikenard - Nardostachys jatamansi
Spikenard - Nardostachys jatamansi - buds
Spikenard - Nardostachys jatamansi - buds