Maianthemum stellatum

Star Solomon's Seal

Stem upright, unbranched, arching above middle. Stem straight or may zigzag between leaves. Leaves alternate, sessile or clasping stem, widely oval with pointed tip. Flowers 12 or fewer, starry-looking, with individual stalks at top. Berries greenish yellow turning blue or black with age. Grows in moist woods, along streams, throughout western North America below 6500 ft. This and large false Solomon's seal, M. racemosum, have very similar leaf structure.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, Wallowas, Steens, West Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes

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