Maianthemum stellatum


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Common Name: Starry False Solomons Seal

Plant Type: Herbaceous

Habitat: Woodland

Light Requirements: sun, part sun, shade

Soil Moisture: mesic

Soil Type: All

Height: 1 - 3 ft

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Colour: white spike

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: Ornamental fruit. Fragrant. Grows in more open sites than M. racemosum.

Botanical Name (Alt): Smilacina stellata

Picture Copyright: W Carl Taylor @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database