False Solomon's Seal
Maianthemum racemosum

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) Other common names: False Spikenard, Solomon's Plume, Wild Spikenard

Other scientific names: Convallaria racemosa, Smilacina racemosa, Vagnera racemosa

Family: Asparagus Family (Asparagaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae), Lily-of-the-Valley Family (Convallariaceae))

Group: Solomon Seals

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  White;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Height: 15-30 cm (5-11 in)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 346   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: racemosum: having a raceme

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 162 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) flowers

False Solomon's Seal flowers.

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) flower stalk

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Photograph by Graham Buck

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) flower buds

False Solomon's Seal flower buds.

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) plants

a nice patch of False Solomon's Seal plants.

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) berries

False Solomon's Seal berries.

Range map for False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

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