Maianthemum racemosum


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Common Name: False Solomon's Seal

Plant Type: Herbaceous

Habitat: Woodland

Light Requirements: part sun, shade

Soil Moisture: mesic

Soil Type: All

Height: 1 - 3 ft

Bloom Time: May-July

Flower Colour: white

Germination Requirements: Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage. Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.

Details/Comments: Sandy - Clay uplands. Fragrant showy flowers followed by clusters of small red berries.

Common Name (Alt): False Spikenard

Botanical Name (Alt): Smilacina racemosa

Picture Copyright: Gary A Monroe @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database