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False Solomon’s Seal, Solomon’s Plume
Maianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)
Part shade to light shade, moderately wet to dry moisture level, rich humusy soil, moderately acid pH. 1-3 feet height, blooms in spring, white flowers, spreads slowly by rhizomes and will self-seed.
Germination Code: F, L
Native Region: Statewide
Showy, fragrant flowers on a clump-forming plant with red berries. Easy to grow. Foliage resembles the true Solomon’s Seals (Polygonatum spp.) but the latter have distinctly different flowers. Most effective when planted in groups. Roots do not like to be disturbed. Attracts birds.