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Plant Details

Smilacina racemosa (=Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum)

Solomon's Plume, False Solomon's Seal

Scientific Name:

Smilacina racemosa (=Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum)

Common Name:

Solomon's Plume, False Solomon's Seal

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, ne Coast

Notes:

Compare with the real Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum biflorum.

Blooming Plant

The False Solomon's Seal bloom is at the end of the stalk, rather than a row of blooms dangling beneath.

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Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Foliage

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Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Budding Plant

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Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Blooms

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Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Ripe Fruit

Late August '08

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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