Maianthemum racemosum

Large False Solomon's Seal

Stem upright, unbranched, usually arched with cluster of flowers at end, showy in flower and berry. Leaves alternate, sessile or clasping stem, oblong with pointed tips, 3–8 in. long, hairless above. Flowers 20 or more, small, white, in tight panicle 2–5 in. long. Berries green with brown mottling when young, turning bright red with age. Grows in moist places in forests at low to mid-elevations. Similar but smaller M. stellatum has flowers held in small raceme with 10 or fewer flowers, berries dark blue to reddish black.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--37 inches
  • Habitat: Moist Woods , Sea Leavel To Mid Elevations, Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Alaska To Ca, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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