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False Solomon's Seal


Scientific Name     

Smilicina racemosa L. Desf.

Family Name

Liliaceae (Lily family) 

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich woods

Plant Height:  

40-80 cm; arching stem from rhizomes

Flower Color:  

white

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 3 petal-like sepals; 3 petals; 3 mm long; 6 stamens

Inflorescence:  

terminal panicle (compound raceme)

Fruit:  

1-2 seeded berry; initially green speckled with red, eventually translucent, ruby red

Leaves:  

alternate; simple; elliptical; entire; hairy beneath and along edges; 7.5-15 cm long

Bloom Time:  

May-July

Origins:  

native

Other:  

rhizome lacks seal-like scares of true Solomon's Seal