Spring Wildflowers

False Solomon seal (Smilacina racemosa [Maianthemum racemosum])

Member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.  Found in rich woods April - June, growing 1 to 3 feet tall. Oval, pointed leaves alternate along a gracefully reclining stem, which is tipped with a cluster of starlike creamy-white flowers. The fruit is a berry that is at first whitish speckled with brown, later turning a ruby-red.  False Solomon seal is distinguished between True Solomon seal by the fact that its flowers are in terminal clusters - True Solomon seal's have their flowers in the leaf axils.

To learn more about False Solomon seal (feathery false lily of the valley), visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database
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