Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

False Solomon’s Seal/False Spikinard

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Smilacina racemosa/Maianthemum racemosum

Flower Description:

Plume-like cluster of 70-80 star-like clusters of white flowers at the end of the leafy stem. Ripens into a red berry.

FamilyButchers Broom
Season BloomMay
HabitatMoist to dry forests, often beech-maple stands. Also on dunes and drier forests.
CyclePerennial
Height1-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are up to 8 inches long and three inches across, ovate and pointed at the tip and deeply veined. They grow on an arched stem that is delicately hairy and leaves are alternate.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland