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False Solomon's Seal (Smilacina racemosa (Maianthemum racemosum ssp racemosum)) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

False Solomon's Seal
Smilacina racemosa (Maianthemum racemosum ssp racemosum)

False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
May - June
 

Features

Small white flowers in a cluster at the end of an arched stem, followed by red berries.

Culture

Partial shade and consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in woods. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.