False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal (Smilacina racemosa)
In bloom April 29 - June 7.
1-3 feet long. When not in bloom or showing fruits this is hard
to distinguish from "true" Solomon's Seal. This species
has its flowers and berries clustered near the top rather than
along its length as is the case with "true" Solomon's
Seal. The leaves are oval and alternating with obvious parallel
veins. Flowers are white and starlike in a dense cluster. Berries
are red in late summer. This species grows in rich shady woods.
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